Remains believed to be of missing man

imageMille Lacs County Sheriff Brent C. Lindgren reports that on July 2, 2014 at approximately 11:30 AM, Mille Lacs County Sheriff Deputies located human remains in a swampy area approximately 75 yards north and east of the intersection of Lake Shore Boulevard and North Cedar Street in Onamia, MN. The remains were located in this area with the assistance of Minnesota State Patrol helicopter. Sheriff’s Deputies were able to make their way to the remains on foot through the swampy area and recover the remains. The remains were transported to the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and positive identification which is standard operating procedure to assist with cause and manner of Death. Sheriff Lindgren also reports that the Sheriff’s office also executed a Search Warrant July 2, 2014 at 505 Lakeshore Blvd in the city of Onamia in connection with the ongoing joint investigation with Onamia Police Department regarding the Missing Persons report of Loren Anderson. Assisting in the investigation and search warrant were the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Sheriff Lindgren reports that the investigation thus far revealed that Loren Anderson, age 52, of 505 Lakeshore Blvd Onamia, MN was last seen April 15, 2014 in the evening hours by an Onamia Police Officer in the area of Lakeshore Blvd and Cedar Street. The human remains located in the swampy area of Lake Onamia were within a few hundred yards of 505 Lakeshore Blvd where Loren Anderson lives and was last seen. Sheriff Lindgren reports that search efforts, executing search warrant(s), and working with partners in law enforcement including the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are all part of policy and procedure in cases of extended missing person’s cases where we are fact finding, documenting, and attempting to locate someone that has gone missing. At this time we have no indication to believe that the human remains are anyone other than those of the missing person we were all looking for and the investigation into the cause and manner of death are still ongoing Positive Identification of the human remains will be made later today by the Anoka County Medical Examiner’s Office along with family notifications.

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