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