- Associated Press - Monday, June 15, 2015

NEW TOWN, N.D. (AP) - Authorities in North Dakota say a body has been found on the shore of Lake Sakakawea near New Town.

Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halvorson on Monday said the body was reported Saturday night east of Van Hook Park, but authorities could not retrieve it until Sunday morning because of the difficult terrain in the area.

Halvorson says two fishermen spotted the body, which has not been identified. Halvorson says his department is reviewing local and state missing persons files in an attempt to assist in identifying the remains.

The state’s Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine the cause of death and the body’s identity.

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