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Update: Willmar grad Brian Hedglin dead following attempted Utah plane theft, pilot also suspect in ex-girlfriend's death in Colorado

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WILLMAR -- A former Willmar resident and graduate suspected of a Colorado homicide and attempting to steal an empty passenger jet was found dead on the plane from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Tuesday at a small Utah airport.

Brian Hedglin, 40, of Colorado Springs, was a SkyWest Airlines pilot. He is suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend in Colorado Springs and authorities have been searching for him since Friday when authorities found her body.

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Kelly Boldan
Kelly Boldan has been the editor of the West Central Tribune of Willmar, since joining the newspaper in October 2001. He has previously worked as the editor at the Bemidji Pioneer, also part of Forum Communications Co., and other daily newspapers, online Web sites, and weekly agriculture newspapers in Wisconsin, Texas and Minnesota. You can follow via Twitter at @KellyBoldanWCT or read about the Tribune's newsroom blog at: insidescoop.areavoices.com or the Tribune's blog at: westcentraltribune.areavoices.com.
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