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UPDATED: Death, lost cash reported as RAGBRAI departs Mason City

dollars-moneyMASON CITY – A man was found dead, and a large amount of cash was turned in as RAGBRAI left Mason City Thursday.

According to RAGBRAI on social media, Mason City police said a “fairly large amount” of money was turned into the department Thursday morning.  Anyone who wants to claim it can call police at 641-421-3636.

“We aren’t disclosing the amount but it was found in a bathroom at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, they were serving meals as part of RAGBRAI,” Mason City police chief Michael Lashbrook told NIT Thursday. “It was still in the money envelope from the credit union we assume it was withdrawn from. We know the credit union is out of Colorado.”

On a sad note, a 74-year-old man was found dead in his tent as he camped in Parker’s Woods.

“We did have a report this morning, at 5:54 AM, of a man found dead in his tent at Parker’s Woods. His name was George Brinkerfoff of Sioux City, he was 74 years old. His death was not suspicious,” Chief Lashbrook said.

No cause of death has been determined.

63-year-old Tom Teesdale from West Branch died earlier this week as he participated in RAGBRAI.

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