The following statement was issued by South Lake Minnetonka Police Department Chief Brian Litsy late Wednesday. Jail records confirm that Jetaun Wheeler is the individual taken into custody at the home on suspicion of murder.
"Earlier this afternoon, the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department (SLMPD) executed a search warrant at 5700 Wood Duck Circle in the City of Shorewood. This was part of an ongoing investigation involving an adult male who had been reported missing to the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department. A deceased person was discovered during a search of the residence which is suspicious in nature. A person of interest in the disappearance of the missing person is currently being held pending further investigation by the South Lake Minnetonka Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office and Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. The South Lake Minnetonka Police Department does not believe members of the community are at risk."
Neighbors say Wheeler had at least three children. Their whereabouts are unknown.