Body found behind home in north Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are launching a death investigation after a passerby found a woman's body behind a home in north Minneapolis.

John Elder, Minneapolis police spokesman, says around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers responded to a report of a dead body in the 3500 block of Dupont Avenue N. The woman's body was behind a residence.

Investigators are canvassing the area.

The cause of death is under investigation.

The medical examiner will identify the deceased in the coming days.