Reward of $10,000 in mystery death of hunter
Little Falls, Minn. — A deer hunter death being investigated in central Minnesota has gained statewide attention following the offering of a $10,000 reward by a private party, according to the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office.
According to a sheriff’s department press release, “Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen states that a private party is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information that leads to the identification of the person who shot and killed Terrance Brisk.”
That press release was issued by the department on Monday, Nov. 14, a week after investigators say the 41-year-old Little Falls husband and father was shot at about 4:30 p.m. on wooded property northwest of the intersection of Hawthorne Road and Jewel Road in Belle Prairie Township, east of Little Falls.
The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office said Nov. 9 that Brisk died of blood loss due to a gunshot wound.
The sheriff’s department reported in a Nov. 9 press release (prior to the reward being offered) that “investigators are trying to determine the circumstances of Brisk’s death, including the possibility that the individual who shot Brisk is unaware that they had done so.
“The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is asking nearby property owners, anyone who was hunting in the area at the time, and anyone who saw an unfamiliar person or vehicle leaving or entering the woods between 2 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 7, to contact the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233.
The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota DNR, Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, Pierz Police Department, and the Little Falls Police Department.
On Tuesday, a gofundme.com website set up by Brisk’s wife, Pamela, to benefit the family, had raised more than $10,000.
Pamela Brisk described her husband as a “devoted husband and loving father of four children.”
Terry Brisk, she wrote, “loved everything about the outdoors,” and the money from donations would be used to “raise the children in the best possible way,” as well as to help pay for funeral costs.