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From left, Sid Walker, Linda Walker, Allan Sjodin and Drew Wrigley, then U.S. attorney for North Dakota and now the lieutenant governor. Herald photo by Eric Hylden.

Sid Walker, step-father of Dru Sjodin, dies after long battle with cancer

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Sidney "Sid" Walker, a quiet and gentle man who threw himself into the search for step-daughter Dru Sjodin and later the effort to bring her killer to justice, died Sunday. He was 74 and had suffered from colorectal cancer.


"He fought the battle for a long time," Linda Walker, Dru's mother, said of her husband.

"He knew about the cancer when Dru was abducted," she said, "but he didn't want to tell me."

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