Remains confirmed to be those of missing Burnsville man

Lorenzo Pacheco

The Hennepin County medical examiner has confirmed that skeletal remains found in Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve are those of a 61-year-old Burnsville man who sent missing a year ago.

The man is Lorenzo Pacheco, aka Lorenzo Moreno-Pacheco and Lorenzo Pacheco Orozco. He lived in a mobile home park on the 14700 block of West Burnsville Parkway, near the wooded park reserve.

The medical examiner identified the remains using previous medical records and found no evidence of criminal activity that may have contributed to Pacheco’s death, Burnsville police announced Tuesday.

Burnsville police and other agencies conducted multiple searches of the park reserve before calling off the active search a month after Pacheco went missing.

Police said at the time that the man suffered dementia from a head injury and did not speak English.

His remains were discovered on April 13 by a man walking his dog in the park.