SHERIFF: Body found at Bowman-Haley

A body was discovered Sunday southeast of Bowman.

Updated at 3 p.m. March 14 to reflect age of victim, location of body and additional information.

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The body of an unidentified male was discovered Sunday at Bowman-Haley Dam, according to the Bowman County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a source that was present at the scene, the body was burned and identification wasn’t immediately possible. The body is not likely to be that of a local resident, according to the source who wished to remain anonymous.

The man appeared to be in his mid-40s, according to the source. He was discovered on the south shore of Bowman-Haley Lake, about 12 miles southeast of Bowman, and was initially found by some fishermen visiting the area.

The body has been transported to the North Dakota State Medical Examiner where an autopsy will be performed, according to authorities.

Bowman County Sheriff Rory Teigen released a brief statement to the Pioneer on Monday afternoon. He said no further information was available as of that time.

The death is still under investigation by the sheriff’s office. Identity will be released upon notice of next of kin.

Stay tuned to the Pioneer’s website as we will provide updates to this breaking news as more information is released.