COOPERSTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Authorities trying to find the body of a slain North Dakota State University researcher say they’ve talked about a possible search, but haven’t set a date.

Griggs County Sheriff Bob Hook says officials are waiting for the weather to improve before making plans to search for Kurt Johnson’s body.

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Johnson was reported missing after leaving a Cooperstown bar last New Year’s Eve. Authorities say his severed head was found in the Cooperstown home of Daniel Wacht, but the rest of his body was not found.

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Wacht is being held without bail in Jamestown on a murder charge.

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