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Published May 12, 2011, 04:00 PM

Bone Found Near Mankato Belonged to Missing Man

State investigators say a bone found near Mankato belonged to a missing Mapleton man last seen in Mankato about a year ago.

By: Associated Press,

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — State investigators say a bone found near Mankato belonged to a missing Mapleton man last seen in Mankato about a year ago.

A Bureau of Criminal Apprehension test confirmed the thigh bone was from 26-year-old Matthew Albrecht. A dog found the bone in a Mankato subdivision last December. Authorities began a search shortly after the bone was found, but the heavy snow ended their efforts.

The search for Albrecht resumed last week when investigators brought in cadaver dogs to help with the search. Authorities found a pair of tennis shoes that Albrecht's family identified. Investigators found additional human bones, clothing and a cell phone.

KEYC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/iFzvOo) Blue Earth County sheriff's officials continue their investigation.

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