Minneapolis, MN (KROC-AM News)- The southwest Minnesota man, who authorities say went on the run before being convicted of murder, has been found dead. 

The BCA issued a statewide alert concerning the whereabouts of 58-year-old Ralph Apmann after he did not appear in Cottonwood County Court for his murder trial on February 13. The jury convicted Apman of second-degree unintentional murder in absentia on February 15. 


The BCA canceled the alert late Saturday morning after authorities found Apman's body in Boom Island Park in Minneapolis Friday night. His body has been sent to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office to determine his cause of death. 

Apman was on trail for the August 2021 killing of Juan Morales-Rivera in Windom. Court documents say he strangled the man to death. 

The alert indicated he was believed to have been armed in the Twin Cities area. 

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