The shooting death of a Minnesota deer hunter two months ago remains a mystery for investigators as his family demands answers.
“We are not going to give up,” Morrison County Sheriff Shawn Larsen told the Star Tribune this week.
Terry Brisk, 41, was fatally shot on Nov. 7 in Belle Prairie Township while he was hunting on his parent’s private property, authorities said.
Deputies found Brisk’s body clad in blaze orange, and his rifle was missing. Authorities are investigating his death as a homicide.
Police have not released further information, but Larsen said he died from “blood loss resulting from a gunshot wound.”
The sheriff also didn’t specify where the shots came from or speculate about possible scenarios.
“It’s just such a mystery. It’s mind-boggling,” said Babe Brisk, the victim’s mother. “There’s just no answers.”
Larsen said his department has received “some good leads” on the case and noticed that nothing negative has surfaced about the father of four during their investigation.
“He was a good guy who loved to hunt,’’ the sheriff told the newspaper.
Brisk’s mother said that her son would never fight another hunter for a deer. She believes that Brisk may have confronted a trespasser or trespassers in the area where his body was found near a mine on Hawthorn and Jewell Roads.
His wife Pamela Brisk described her husband as an avid hunter and praised authorities’ efforts during the investigation.
“I suppose it would be great if they found something out, but it’s not going to bring him back,” she told the Star Tribune.
In December, authorities offered a $20,000 reward to anyone with information leading to Brisk’s killer.