Body of missing Minnesota man pulled from river in Grand Forks


The body of a Minnesota man who went missing Saturday night has been pulled from the Red River in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Grand Forks police confirmed on its Facebook page that the body of 25-year-old Aaron Pigeon of Badger, Minnesota, was recovered from the river Monday night.

Valley News Live reports that Pigeon – who was staying with his cousin in Grand Forks – was last seen at 11:30 p.m. Saturday, telling friends at the downtown Level 10 bar that he was stepping out for a cigarette.

Police are awaiting autopsy results to see if any foul play was involved, but don't believe it was.

"Of the people we spoke to in the investigation there doesn’t appear to be any reason to believe there was any thought of self harm or any danger of something violent occurring at that time," Lt. Derik Zimmel told the TV station.

The Grand Forks Herald reports that after initially focusing the search on the area around the bar, police felt it would be "prudent" to check the nearby Greenway (a large area of public open space) and the Red River.

Searchers used boats and sonar technology on the river, but his body was found when a witness spotted it in the water at around 8:15 p.m. Monday, the newspaper notes.

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