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Zumbro Falls, MN (KROC-AM News) - A Zumbro Falls area man has been arrested for the murder of his father.

The Wabasha County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded Friday evening to a 911 call from a residence located in a rural area southeast of Zumbro Falls. When they arrived at the property just before 6:30 PM, they found the body of 73-year-old Edward William Riley.

A news release says the victim's son, 44-year-old James Edward Riley, was taken into custody a short time later. He is currently being held at the Wabasha County Jail on suspicion of murder.

Wabasha County Sheriff's Office photo
Wabasha County Sheriff's Office photo

A team of investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called to the scene to assist the Wabasha County Sheriff's Office. Officials have not said how the victim died, but the news release states there is no longer any threat to public safety.

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