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Anyasike funeral will be Saturday in Dawson

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DAWSON — The funeral for Michael Anyasike will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Dawson.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.

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Anyasike’s death remains under investigation by law enforcement. The 18-year-old Dawson boy was pronounced dead Sunday after being transported to the Madison Hospital by ambulance, according to Lac qui Parle County Sheriff Rick Halvorson.

Anyasike was a high school senior and athlete who was found 12 hours after he fled from an underage drinking party as law enforcement officers arrived.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Anyasike was among several young persons who fled the underage drinking party around 12:28 a.m. Sunday at a farm site on the 2700 block of 280th Avenue, northeast of Madison.

This weekend’s party remains under investigation. No arrests have been made at this time, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office reported that there were about 20 vehicles parked at the farm site when deputies arrived early Sunday morning. An unspecified number of youths were issued citations for underage consumption.

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