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Crookston police conducting interviews in fatal assault case

CROOKSTON -- Police in Crookston have identified and interviewed, but have not arrested, people believed to have been involved in a Christmas Day assault at a Crookston bar that killed an East Grand Forks man.John Henry Torres, 36, died Friday at...

CROOKSTON - Police in Crookston have identified and interviewed, but have not arrested, people believed to have been involved in a Christmas Day assault at a Crookston bar that killed an East Grand Forks man.
John Henry Torres, 36, died Friday at Altru Hospital from a head injury. An autopsy has been performed. However, preliminary results are not yet available, according to a news release from the Crookston Police Department.
Family of Torres said he was injured after stepping of the bar with a man he did not previously know. Relatives drove him to Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, N.D., where he died.
Crookston police were not called to Captain Crook’s Bar, 223 N. Main. St., until 2:34 a.m. Dec. 26.The Crookston Police Department is working on the case, along with the Polk County Attorney’s Office and the University of North Dakota Department of Pathology.

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