Itasca County Sheriff’s Office

440 1st Avenue NE

Grand Rapids, MN 55744

Phone (218) 326-3477

Fax (218) 326-4663

Press Release

Contact: Sheriff Vic Williams

Phone: 218-326-3477


October 30, 2012

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death an 18 year old man from Nashwauk. The victim has been identified as Steven Shields-Moreno from Nashwauk.  Shields was found unresponsive at a party on October 28th in the early morning hours.

Sheriff’s Office Investigators are continuing to conduct interviews with several people that were at the party where the victim was found. As of yet, the investigation is not complete as there were nearly 100 individuals that were present at the party in Rural Balsam Township at a hunting camp.

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.  Investigators suspect that there will be evidence from the autopsy that will aid in this investigation. At this time, the investigation is ongoing and interviews are still being conducted.

Thank you,

Investigator/Supervisor Dean Scherf

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