Tuesday, April 10, 2018|4:23 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS– Workers refurbishing the old Dayton’s outlet store in downtown Minneapolis have found a secret: the mummified remains of a monkey.
Crews discovered the carcass last week in a duct on the seventh floor of the century-old structure.
Cailin Rogers is a spokesperson for the Dayton’s Job, an office, retail and restaurant complex going into the structure. She says developers do not know where the monkey came from or how it wound up in the air duct.
A historic site called Old Minneapolis published a photo of the monkey on its Facebook page and obtained responses.
Alan Freed is one of the site’s co-administrators. He states one most likely response originated from someone who posted on the page saying a longtime Dayton’s worker told him a monkey left from an eighth-floor animal shop into the cooling ductwork in the 1960s.