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Authorities: Body Found On Side Of I-94 Was HCMC's Chief Of Anesthesiology

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A body found on the side of Interstate 94 in Minneapolis has been confirmed as Hennepin County Medical Center's Chief of Anesthesiology, according to the county's medical examiner.

On Saturday, police say a body was discovered on westbound I-94 near Groveland Avenue. Two lanes were closed during the early part of the investigation.

On Tuesday, the medical examiner identified the body as Dr. Christopher Robert, 50, of Faribault.

HCMC sent out a statement in response to the news:

We have been informed that Dr. Christopher Robert, Chief of Anesthesiology at HCMC, died this past weekend. We are profoundly saddened by the loss of Dr. Robert and we extend our thoughts and support to his family at this difficult time. We have been supporting his colleagues and co-workers today as they continue their daily work to provide care to our community.

Dr. Robert joined HCMC in 2003 and was appointed Chief of Anesthesiology in 2011.

Robert's cause and manner of death has not been determined.

Minneapolis police are still investigating. Investigators haven't found anyone who witnessed the death, and believe it may be a suicide.


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