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Medical Examiner: Skeletal Remains Found in BWCA are Human

Authorities in Minnesota say skeletal remains found in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are human. Authorities believe they are of a New Mexico man, but more examination is needed on the remains to identify them. Authorities in Minnesota say skeletal remains found in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are human. Authorities believe they are of a New Mexico man, but more examination is needed on the remains to identify them. |  Photo: WDIO-TV

Created: May 10, 2019 07:16 AM

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Authorities in Minnesota say skeletal remains found in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness are human.

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The remains were found in late April at a campsite belonging to a New Mexico man who planned to spend the winter in the woods. Jordan Grider, 29, of Moriarty, New Mexico, an experienced outdoorsman, gave his family the general location where he would be and sent photos from the campsite.

The Midwest Medical Examiner's Office says an initial report from a forensic anthropologist indicates the remains are human, but more examination is needed to identify them.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says investigators do not suspect foul play.

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