According to a search warrant, cops responded to a 911 call reporting a drunken man passed out last week and proceeded to Adam Zimmer’s residence in Mendota Heights.
According to a search warrant application made by a Mendota Heights police detective, the former Vikings co-defensive coordinator was discovered dead on Oct. 31 “seated on a couch” with “looked to have bruises or blood collecting around his eye.”
There should be a female in the apartment with him, according to the search order, but the woman has not been named.
Police don’t think Zimmer’s death was the result of any foul play, despite the fact that an exact cause of death has not yet been identified. Following an inquiry, the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will disclose the official cause of death.
After his father, Mike Zimmer, was hired head coach of the Vikings in 2014, Zimmer joined the coaching staff of the team. Up to the end of the 2021 season, the Vikings’ coaching staff in Minnesota was replaced with a new group.
Adam had difficult periods in his life, including the loss of his mother at the age of 50 and the murder-suicide of Jovan Belcher on December 1, 2012. Belcher shot himself to death in the parking area of the Kansas City Chiefs training complex after killing his girlfriend.
From 2010 through 2012, Zimmer served as the Chiefs’ assistant linebackers coach.
The 38-year-old was described in the obituary as a good man who “placed others before of himself” and was “sports passionate.”
His most recent remote employment was with the Cincinnati Bengals as an offensive analyst.
A single item, an iPhone, was removed from Zimmer’s home in the 2500 block of Condon Court, according to the search warrant.
The Zimmer family is asking for contributions to the “Raise the Barr” charity, which is run by linebacker Anthony Barr, a former Vikings and current Cowboy.