UPDATE: Authorities confirm the body recovered on Friday is missing Carlton man
Update: The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office has confirmed that the body recovered on Friday, November 11 from Rat Lake in Aitkin County, is that of the missing man from Carlton, Lucas Dudden. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office has called off the missing person alert.
Original Story: A body has been recovered from Rat Lake near McGregor in Aitkin County, according to a release sent on Friday from the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities say the body is presumed to be that of Lucas Dudden. Dudden had been missing from Carlton County since October 25.
The body will be sent to Ramsey County for an autopsy to confirm the identity and determine the cause and manner of death.
Authorities say Dudden’s last known location was in McGregor where his vehicle and belongings were found.
Authorities have conducted an extensive search for Dudden.
Assisting the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office in the search and investigation were the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, Aitkin County Search & Rescue, Christian Aid Ministries – Search & Rescue, MN BCA, MN Dept. of Natural Resources, MN State Patrol, St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, and the Fond du Lac Tribal Police Department.