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Published September 08, 2013, 10:48 PM

Body believed to be missing Minto man found in Forest River

Authorities believe they've found and recovered the body of a Minto farmer. He's been missing since April 29th.

Authorities believe they've found and recovered the body of a Minto farmer. He's been missing since April 29th.

55-year-old Guy Miller was found in the Forest River about a mile west of Minto.

A massive search began as soon as Guy Miller went missing this spring while driving near high water near his home. He was last seen by a friend who went to get help. When the friend returned, Miller had been swept away, and his truck became lodged in a coulee.

Sheriff Lauren Wild- Walsh County: “You can't stop nature.”

For more than four months, there have been no answers for Miller's family.

Katie Marino- Guy’s Sister: “It would get disheartening when they would call and say he hadn't been found. “

Searches continued through the summer, but still no sign.

Tony Miller- Guy’s Brother: “That's where it hit me that this is going to be next to impossible to find him by actively searching. It's going to take an accident or a miracle or somebody stumbling across him, and that's what happened. “

Kelly Schanilec- Guy’s Sister: “He just showed up, like he usually does; unannounced and late.”

Along the edge of the Forest River is where Guy Miller's body was found.

Wild: “What's happened here is the water's gone down so much more than we've had. It's at the lowest level all summer. “

Some people attending a get-together at a house near the Forest River spotted Miller's body Saturday. Authorities got the call around 9 p.m.

Marino: “It's just that final step that needed to happen.”

Schanilec: “We're rejoicing, and yet we still have sadness in our heart. We have come to the grips that we will never see him again.”

Miller: “I can't stress enough for people to just take care of those around you and live every day like it's your last because that's what we went through.”

A cross and a shovel used to recover Miller's body are the only signs left of what happened here.

Authorities will use dental records to confirm the body is that of Guy Miller.

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