- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A body found in Badlands National Park in southwestern South Dakota has been identified as a Nebraska man missing since July.

According to a news release from the park, a coroner identified the victim Thursday as 39-year-old Joshua Jacobsen of Laurel. The cause of Jacobsen’s death has not been determined and remains under investigation.

Authorities believe Jacobsen entered the park on July 12. His vehicle was found in a campground on July 17.

The multiagency search for the victim was called off in August, but park officials began a search of the Sage Creek Wilderness area after hikers spotted a backpack and other personal items Tuesday evening. His body was found Wednesday.

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