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Family: Missing man's remains found at southeast Minnesota state park

The sheriff's office has not officially identified the human remains.
Steven Holm

Human remains were discovered at Forestville State Park in southeast Minnesota on Thursday, and family members believe they are that of a man who was reported missing more than a month ago.  

The Mower County Sheriff's Office confirmed Friday that family members have informed multiple media outlets that the remains discovered Thursday are that of Steven Holm, 35, of LeRoy, Minnesota. 

But the sheriff's office has not publicly identified the remains, citing a duty to follow through with scientific process before being certain of who it is. 

"The remains were skeletonized and no means of identification were at the scene," Sheriff Steve Sandvik told the Post-Bulletin

Holm was reported missing Aug. 7, having last been seen in Mankato on July 30. His vehicle was found unoccupied on Aug. 2 at Forestville State Park, with a private search party discovering the human remains at the state park on Thursday. 

The remains were transported to the Southeast Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy and to determine a cause of death.

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