Recently a Northland man went missing and local authorities reached out to the public in an effort to locate him a quickly as possible.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension originally posted the Missing Person Alert on their official Facebook page, on behalf of the Carlton County Sheriff's Office:

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing man. Lucas Dudden, 38, is 5’8” and 165 lbs. with sandy brown hair and blue eyes. Dudden left Carlton on Oct. 25 and has not been seen since. His vehicle and belongings were located in McGregor. Anyone with information on Lucas Dudden’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Carlton County Sheriff’s Office at 218-384-3236 or dial 911.

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Sadly, it appears this story will have a tragic ending. On Friday, sources were reporting that authorities had recovered what they believed to be the body of Lucas Dudden from a lake in Aikin County.

Lucas Dudden appeared to love nature and he appeared to have a knack for photography. He made a post on his Facebook page on October 22, featuring a beautiful outdoor picture that he appeared to have taken that morning. Based on his comments on that post, he took the picture near Minnesota's Jay Cooke State Park.

Dudden's last comment to a friend who had complimented the photo read, "All is well, just trying to figure this thing we call life. Take care brother." That was his last post.


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