Police locate car wanted in Bearson case, but say it's unrelated to his death

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Just days after asking for the public's help finding a car in connection with the death of Thomas Bearson, police say the vehicle has been located – and is not related to the NDSU student's killing.

Moorhead police released a statement, saying community members helped identify the vehicle, initially tabbed as being of interest, after it was caught on a surveillance camera next to the RV lot where Bearson's body was found last fall.

However, after finding the car and its owner, investigators are "comfortable" the vehicle isn't connected with Bearson's death, they said Thursday.

His death is being investigated as a homicide.

It was only on Monday when police held a press conference asking for help finding the car.

They also said Bearson did not die of a drug overdose or alcohol poisoning, and was not working as a confidential informant. His final autopsy results were not released however, over concerns it could jeopardize the investigation.

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