Man’s death ruled a homicide in Oak Park Heights

Published 10:16 am Thursday, April 16, 2015

OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Police are investigating the first homicide in Oak Park Heights in 16 years.

Officers found the body of 39-year-old Nils Christian Johnson in his town house early on Tuesday morning. Police had been called to the town house on Sunday for a welfare check after relatives were unable to reach Johnson. But officers did not find his body at that time and started a missing person invesetigation.

The Ramsey County medical examiner’s office identified Johnson. Details about how he died are not being released.

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No one has been arrested. Police say the death does not appear random.

The last homicide in Oak Park Heights was in October 1998.