UPDATE: Police identify body found near former Dakota Access Pipeline protest site

BISMARCK, ND - UPDATE 2:00 P.M. :The Morton County Sheriff's Department say the body found along the Cannonball River shoreline Sunday was 35-year-old Damjan Nedelkovski of Glendale, Calif.

Nedelkovski was found by a local fisherman around 11:30 a.m. on April 9.

Family and friends report that their last contact with Nedelkovski was on Oct. 29, 2016. His stepbrother filed a missing person report with the Glendale Police Department in November. Nedelkovski was at the Dakota Access Pipeline protest camps.

According to the autopsy there was no trauma to the body that would suspect any foul play. The cause of death is still pending, and authorities are unsure how long the body was in the river.

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with any additional information regarding Nedelkovski’s whereabouts between Oct. 29 and April 9 to contact the department at (701) 667-3330.


ORIGINAL STORY 4/9:The Morton County Sheriff's Department has just confirmed they're investigating the death of a man found in the Cannonball River near the former Dakota Access Pipeline site.

Authorities received the call around 11:30 Sunday morning. Authorities stayed on scene for about four hours.

A sergeant with the department says they're fairly confident police know who he is, but won't release his identity until they can contact his family.

Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier will release more information tomorrow.


Photo courtesy of Morton County Sheriff's Department: shoreline where the body was found.
Photo courtesy of Morton County Sheriff's Department
Photo courtesy of Morton County Sheriff's Department
Photo courtesy of Morton County Sheriff's Department