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Missing man's body found in north-central Minnesota

RED LAKE, Minn. — The body of a missing 26-year-old Red Lake man was discovered last week, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Dillon James Sayers was last seen by his family Oct. 23 and was subsequently reported missing Oct. 30. According to a press release, his body was located Thursday, April 25, after authorities received information regarding “two areas of interest east of Red Lake.”

A search of those areas Wednesday, April 24, included two cadaver dogs from a Missouri search and rescue organization. The remains were located in one of those areas, the release said.

Authorities are still investigating the case, including the cause of death.

“People directly responsible for Sayers’ death and any others who may have assisted and/or concealed information will be considered equally responsible and charged accordingly,” the press release said.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to contact the Red Lake Department of Public Safety at 218-679-3313.

Officials did not say exactly where they found the body, but they indicated it was buried, as the press release said they “exhumed the remains.” The body was then sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for positive identification.

Red Lake is about 34 miles north of Bemidji.

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