MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A missing Kensington man was found dead in a slough in Douglas County Friday afternoon.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were asked to complete a welfare check on 63-year-old Danny Leonard Tucker. Tucker had not been seen for about three weeks and had a history of health issues.

Deputies checked Tucker’s house but did not find him.

Officials learned Tucker was a trapper and further investigation led them to a slough near East Lake Mary Road.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, a local conservation officer went into the slough in their own kayak and found Tucker partially submerged in water next to a small kayak and trapping equipment.

The cause of death is currently under investigation.

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