Missing man’s body found on the shores of Lake Pokegama

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office reports they found the body of a man who was reported missing earlier in the week.

According to a release, trained K9 dogs along with search team volunteers located 29-year-old Jeremiah Uti’s body on the shoreline of Lake Pokegama Tuesday, near the area he was last seen.

Uti, a resident of Hibbing, was first reported missing Sunday, Sept. 27.

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office thanks all who helped in the search efforts, which included the Minnesota State Patrol, the Minnesota DNR, Itasca County Search and Rescue and Dive team, and the many volunteers.


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 son Logan, daughter Brigid, and pets Vincent and Piper. She also loves reading, Star Trek, and gardening... badly.

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