The Sheriff’s Office reports that the body of 61-year-old Bruce Peterson, who was last seen at around 10 p.m. on July 2, 2017, has now been located. Sheriff Leslie said that after Peterson was reported missing a search by the Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the public, commenced.
Peterson was found deceased in a remote and heavily wooded area near the Dakota County Fairgrounds by a searcher at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5. Deputies have notified Mr. Peterson’s family of the discovery.
The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank the members of the public who willingly stepped in to assist with this search, especially because it occurred over a holiday, and asks that you keep the Peterson family in your thoughts and prayers.