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.”READ MORE: Infant Found Safe After South Minneapolis Car Theft, Police Say
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.READ MORE: Federal COVID Task Force Team Providing Backup For Burned-Out Hospital Workers In St. Cloud
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.MORE NEWS: Bicyclist Hospitalized After Colliding With Light Rail Train In South Minneapolis
Police are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660.