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Missing man found dead near Walker

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WALKER -- A 22-year-old man missing since New Year’s Eve has been found dead outside of Walker.

According to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, the body of Leondre Alan Adams was found at about 11:20 a.m Tuesday in Turtle Lake Township in rural Walker.

Adams was reported as a missing person on Jan. 18. The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department had asked for the public’s help in finding Adams, who was reportedly last seen Dec. 31 in the area of Onigum in Cass County, near Walker.

Cass County Chief Deputy Erick Hoglund said Adams was initially reported missing by family and there was no evidence of foul play found with the body. He could not provide further details as the investigation is ongoing.

An autopsy is planned with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office. The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are assisting with the investigation.