Human remains found in BWCAW

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

HIBBING– Possible human remains were found in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

Authorities reported the discovery last Friday, and they’re believed to belong to 29-year-old Jordan Grider of Moriarty, New Mexico, who was camping there for the winter.

St. Louis County Deputies found his vehicle at the Sioux Hustler trailhead last October, but authorities were unsuccessful in searching for his campground at that time.

U.S. Forest Service Officers located a campsite on April 5 roughly a mile and a half away from where the vehicle was found, and a large amount of blood was found inside the tent.

A search was called off due to deep snow, and resumed last Thursday when the remains were found scattered nearby the campsite. Officials say foul play is not suspected. 


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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