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Human Remains Found in BWCA, Believed to be New Mexico Man

Apr 27, 2019 05:34AM ● By Editor

From WDIO-TV - April 27, 2019

Authorities have discovered what they believe to be the remains of a New Mexico man in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, 29-year-old Jordan Grider's vehicle was found parked on the Sioux Hustler Trail in October. Officers from the U.S. Forest Service and Minnesota DNR determined that Grider had decided to spend the winter camped in the forest, but they could not locate his campsite at that time.

On April 5, Forest Service officers found Girder's campsite about 1.5 miles from the entrance of the trail.  Grider was not present but there was a large amount of blood inside the tent.  Extremely deep snow made searching difficult, so search efforts were suspended until the snow melted.

The search resumed on April 25 and possible human remains were found scattered across a large area around the campsite.  The remains were sent to a medical examiner to confirm whether they are human, and to identify the remains.

The sheriff's office said foul play is not suspected but that positive identification will take some time.  Family members have been notified of the discovery.

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