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Missing Crookston man found dead in Alvarado

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region Park Rapids, 56470

Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

A missing Crookston man was found dead this afternoon in Alvarado, Minn., according to the Marshall County Sheriff's Department.

Roy Vernon Gustofson, 50, was last seen alive Friday evening outside a mobile home in Alvarado, authorities said.

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Gustofson's death remains under investigation.

Gustofson was last sighted about 8 p.m. Friday in a vehicle outside a mobile home in Alvarado, a town about 45 miles northwest of Crookston.

He was with two other men in the vehicle. The two men, both friends of Gustofson from Crookston, went inside the mobile home, which belonged to an acquaintance, to get a set of keys. A few minutes later, the men came out and Gustofson was gone, authorities said.

One of Gustofson's family members reported him missing about 4 p.m. Saturday. The report came into the Crookston Police Department.

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