william nickaboine Mille Lacs Tribal Police Investigate Homicide

Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe tribal police are now investigating a missing person’s case as a homicide.

The body of a missing 19-year-old Mille Lacs Band member was found Friday.

William Anthony Nickaboine disappeared on July 17. Nickaboine was last seen on Gebeshi Lane on the Mille Lacs Reservation in Vineland, north of Onamia.

A community search party discovered his body on Timber Trail Road in Onamia, about two miles from Gebeshi Lane. A pathology report and analysis was conducted to identify the body.

Tribal police and tribal DNR officers arrested two suspects _ ages 20 and 22 _ on Saturday with help from the Minnesota State Patrol and Onamia police. One suspect was in the Mille Lacs County Jail and the other was in the Stearns County Jail pending charges.


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