DUMONT, Minn. (WCCO) — A farmer was found dead in rural western Minnesota after being reported missing late last week.

Traverse County authorities said 57-year-old Jim Schwebach was reported missing by a family member on Thursday afternoon.

The county sheriff’s office said Schewbach didn’t show up to a meeting he was supposed to attend.

He was eventually discovered dead in a manure pit on his property.

Authorities are working to determine the exact cause of death.

Comments (8)
  1. K. says:

    Some respect here………please? Someone died……….it doesn’t matter where…………he was loved and will be missed by others. Have a heart!

  2. jackactionhero says:

    What are you suggesting it is, Doc?

  3. J D FROM ALA says:

    OSHA should be investigating and will release facts found. My condolences to his family and friends.

    1. Old McDonald says:

      JD you are dumb!! OSHA Doesn’t over see family farms!!

  4. Martin says:

    Not the way I would like to go, although he was probably overcome by fumes and unconcious before he hit the pit. Sorry for your loss.

  5. Mark says:

    Probably important to make sure he wasn’t dead before he fell in (heart attack, murdered, etc). Someone could’ve just tossed his body in there.

  6. DD Chirp says:

    Well that stinks!

  7. kim says:

    A simillar tragedy happened around where I live, A father fell into the manure pit, his son jumped in to save him both were overcome by the fumes and died,very sad!

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