MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Investigators have ruled the death of a missing North Dakota State University student a homicide.
According to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, Thomas Gregory Bearson’s death is the result of “homicidal violence.”
Bearson, from Sartell, was last seen on Saturday, Sept. 20 at about 3:40 a.m. leaving a friend’s house near the university’s Fargo campus.
The evening prior, Bearson had sent out a Tweet saying that he was lost.
Police announced Tuesday afternoon that a search party in Moorhead, Minn. found a body matching the description of 18-year-old.
The body was found in an RV sales and service lot in south Moorhead near a Menard’s store at 11:20 a.m.
Bearsons’ left tennis shoe — a Nike Air Jordan — and his cell phone — a silver iPhone 5 — have not been recovered.
Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660.