MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — State investigators say a bone found near Mankato belonged to a missing Mapleton man last seen in Mankato about a year ago.

A Bureau of Criminal Apprehension test confirmed the thigh bone was from 26-year-old Matthew Albrecht. A dog found the bone in a Mankato subdivision last December. Authorities began a search shortly after the bone was found, but the heavy snow ended their efforts.

The search for Albrecht resumed last week when investigators brought in cadaver dogs to help with the search. Authorities found a pair of tennis shoes that Albrecht’s family identified. Investigators found additional human bones, clothing and a cell phone.

KEYC-TV reports Blue Earth County sheriff’s officials continue their investigation.

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Comments (9)
  1. jld says:

    Sad. Peace to your family & friends.

  2. Cynthia Rintala DeMar says:

    Thoughts and prayers to his family. BTW: where the story reads that authorities found his cell phone, it pops up a cell phone advertisement – uncool, very uncool.

  3. Sara says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. May having closure bring you comfort, and may your hearts find peace.

  4. SweetMomma3 says:

    My prayers go out to the family of Matthew Albrecht for your loss.

  5. mk says:

    I agree with Cynthia – having that ad pop up is totally inappropriate.
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very sad time.
    “May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace, Amen”.

  6. konjokris says:

    Yeah the cell phone ad is tacky.
    Sorry for your loss.

  7. Tammy says:

    I am sorry for your loss and I will pray for the strenght and undersanding your family needs at this time.

  8. Charlie says:

    My prayers to the family. I agree the cell phone ad is totally inappropriate.

  9. Ken says:

    I am so sorry for your loss

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