The deceased person reported by the hunter on October 10th, 2019 has been identified as 23-year-old Shane Zephier of Minneapolis, MN.
On August 27th, 2019 Shane was arrested by the Lake Crystal Police Department for shoplifting at a local convenience store and to further investigate an arrest warrant that was determined to be non-extraditable.
Shane was released from the Blue Earth County Jail that same day and was last seen walking away from the Blue Earth County Justice Center alone just after 3:00 pm wearing gray sweatpants, a gray sweatshirt and black shoes.
The incident remains under investigation in conjunction with the BCA and Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. Cause and manner of death have yet to be determined.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office at (507) 304-4863.