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Cass County Sheriff's Office reports that a missing man was found dead.

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Cass County Chief Deputy Tom Burch reported Sunday that the Cass County Sheriff's Office received a report of a missing man in the Gull Lake area about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. According to the report, a 55-year-old Albertville, Minn., man had been last seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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Responding deputies found the victim, Rick Eugene Welliver, in a marshy area near the Gull River in about 3 feet of water. Welliver had been camping at the Army Corps of Engineers Campground in East Gull Lake, Minn.

The body was transported to Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy. The investigation continues pending autopsy results.

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