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Police still looking for clues after fourth anniversary of man's disappearance

BEMIDJI -- The fourth anniversary of the disappearance of a Staples man came and went Wednesday, and police continue to ask for the public's help in providing any information that surrounds the mystery.

Peter Achermann left his home to "run errands" on July 24, 2009, according to a press release from Cass County Sheriff Tom Burch. That day, he was last seen about 1 p.m. on Warner Road near the Crow Wing River Bridge. His light blue, 1995 Chevrolet Caprice station wagon was located the next day off County Road 32.

Burch and his office are "working closely with (the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension)," the release stated. "While several leads have been followed up on, there hasn't been anything substantial to help solve the disappearance."

A reward of up to $20,000 has been offered, Burch said, and anyone with information should call the sheriff's office at (800) 450-2677 or (218) 547-1424.

Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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