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Police investigate woman's death in Cottage Grove

Police were called to a home on Hinton Avenue in Cottage Grove Wednesday and found a woman dead in the residence. A 52-year-old man was transported to Regions Hospital. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente.

Cottage Grove police on Wednesday were conducting a death investigation after a woman was found dead at a local home and a man was transported by ambulance from the residence.

The woman was found dead inside the home Wednesday afternoon after two emergency calls to the address in the 7600 block of Hinton Avenue. The home is in the Hinton Heights development.

Police first were sent to the home at 12:26 p.m. to check the welfare of a 52-year-old man. The man's employer had called police after he did not show up for work, said Cottage Grove police Capt. Greg Rinzel. The man refused any assistance when officers arrived.

Authorities were dispatched again to the home at 1:18 p.m. The man who earlier had declined assistance made the second 911 call, Rinzel said.

"An adult female was found deceased," he said, and the man was transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul.

"He was still conscious," Rinzel said.

The police department is investigating the death. No other agencies are involved.

Police declined to immediately identify the man or woman or provide details about the death. Authorities were notifying the woman's next of kin.

The Ramsey County medical examiner's office was on scene Wednesday afternoon.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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