ND crime lab working to identify body found in Ward County

October 5, 2022 GMT

MINOT, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s state crime lab is working to help identify a man whose body was found in a rural area of Ward County.

Sheriff’s officials said the man whose body was found Oct. 1 along Highway 83 south of Minot was likely dead for six weeks.

Officials were unable to find any identifying information at the scene and the man does not match any current missing persons in the Ward County area.

An autopsy done Oct. 4 by the North Dakota State Medical Examiner did not find evidence of foul play. DNA samples have been delivered to the crime lab to help with identification.