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Two years on, mystery still surrounds death of Minnesota hunter

Terry Brisk was killed with his own rifle on his parents' property.
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Two years after Terry Brisk was found shot dead in Morrison County, investigators are still trying to unravel the mystery.

The Morrison County Sheriff's Office this week announced that a $30,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest for Brisk's murder.

He was found dead from gunshot wounds on his parents' land in Belle Prairie Township, near Little Falls, in November 2016. He had been hunting alone prior to his death.

It was initially suggested that the 41-year-old father-of-four had died in a hunting accident, with police at the time noting that his Winchester rifle was missing from the scene.

Then a year ago, the rifle was found and his death was eventually ruled a homicide.

Investigators said that finding the rifle was "finding a needle in a haystack," but it was a huge break in the case because it confirmed that Brisk's own gun had been used to kill him. Where the rifle was found has still not been disclosed.

The sheriff's office has now teamed up with CrimeStoppers to offer the $30,000 reward, and wants members of the public to come forward with any information, "large or small" about the case.

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Brisk was a native of Little Falls and attended Little Falls High School before joining the U.S. Military, from which he was medically discharged in 1993.

He was working for Ziegler CAT in Brainerd at the time of his death, and was survived by his wife Pamela and their four children.

Tips can be submitted to the sheriff's office at 320-632-9233. Alternatively you can send them to CrimeStoppers Minnesota at 1-800-222-8477, or send a text beginning TIP674 to 274637.

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