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news Worthington, 56187

Worthington Minnesota 300 11th Street / P.O. Box 639 56187

OCHEYEDAN — A search of the town of Ocheyedan and the surrounding area resulted in finding the body of John Michael Dirks, 48, in a ditch along Highway 9.

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The Osceola County Sheriff’s Department reported Tuesday that it, along with the Ocheyedan Fire & Rescue, Osceola County Emergency Management, Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, investigated a report of a missing individual.

When found, Dirks was pronounced deceased by the county medical examiner.  

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