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BREAKING: Body located near Sawyer identified as missing man Ron Petersen

Body located near Sawyer identified as missing man Ron Petersen
Body located near Sawyer identified as missing man Ron Petersen(KFYR)
Published: Jul. 8, 2020 at 11:21 AM CDT
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WARD COUNTY, N.D. – Investigators with the Ward County Sheriff’s Department said a body located near the CP railroad tracks Tuesday has been identified as 54-year-old Ron Petersen, who had been missing out of Minot since late last week.

The department said it received word that a volunteer search crew in a helicopter spotted a body around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday west of Sawyer in tall grass, west of where law enforcement conducted a ground search Tuesday morning.

Petersen’s cause of death is under investigation by the Ward County Sheriff’s Department.

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