Body of Whittier man recovered from river

Officials are investigating the death of Whittier resident Rinzin Dorjee. Image courtesy of University of Minnesota policeThe Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Rinzin Dorjee, age 55, in the Mississippi River south of the Short Line Bridge on July 9.

Dorjee, a Whittier resident, had been reported missing by a University of Minnesota co-worker the evening of July 7. According to University police, a search determined he may have been injured at work, and video showed him leaving the building alone and walking toward Fulton & Ontario streets southeast. His vehicle was located, and police said he had not returned home.

Officials are investigating the cause and manner of Dorjee’s death.