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Published August 02, 2012, 05:22 PM

U.S. Deputy Marshal found dead in his car in Grand Forks

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Deputy US Marshal has been found dead in his government vehicle in Grand Forks. He was identified as 46 year-old Robert Wood.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- A Deputy US Marshal has been found dead in his government vehicle in Grand Forks. He was identified as 46 year-old Robert Wood.

Police say about 11 Wednesday morning two witnesses were near Wood's vehicle when they heard what sounded like a gunshot and called 9-1-1. They directed police to wood's SUV in the parking lot of Lincoln Park

No foul play is suspected and one else is being investigated in the death.

Wood served in the Air Force before joining the US Marshals Service. He was transferred to Grand Forks in 1994. Wood lived in Grand Forks with his wife and their three sons.

Dan Orr - Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal: "I knew Bob for over 20 years. He was an outstanding employee and a good friend."

An autopsy is being done today on Wood's body. Results may not be released for four to six weeks.

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