Authorities Identify Body Found in Observation Hill Area

UPDATE 7/6: Duluth Police have identified the individual found in the area of Observation Hill to be 60-year-old Larry Alan Hoffman.

Hoffman was reported missing  by the Duluth Police Department on May 12 and reported to be last seen on May 5.

Larry Alan Hoffman

After the initial investigation at Observation Park in the 900 block of West 3rd Street, authorities have indicated that the death does not appear to be suspicious and appears Hoffman fell from the rock ledge.

The Duluth Police Department continues to investigate this incident.


DULUTH, Minn. – A death investigation is underway after a body was discovered in Duluth.

FOX 21 confirmed Wednesday that the body was located around 7:45 Monday evening in the area of Observation Hill.

As of Wednesday, it was not known if there was anything criminal involved with the death, according to the Duluth Police Department.

The St. Louis County medical examiner is performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death and the identity of the person.

FOX 21 will have more information as police release it.

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