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Missing man found dead

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.

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.  

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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