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Kurt Douglas Johnson

NDSU researcher thought murdered

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A murder investigation is under way after the body of a North Dakota State University researcher was found in a Cooperstown, N.D., home.


Kurt Douglas Johnson, 54, was reported missing on Tuesday, said Griggs County Sheriff Robert Hook.

Johnson was last seen leaving a Cooperstown bar on New Year's Eve.

Investigators found Johnson's body late Wednesday night, Hook said. He declined to say exactly where he was found or provide further details.

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