Remains of Red Lake man missing since October found

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

RED LAKE– The body of a Red Lake man missing since October has been found.

According to a release from the Red Lake Police Department, 26-year-old Dillon James Sayers’ remains were recovered April 25th.

Sayers was reported missing on October 30th but was last seen by family members October 23rd.

Two areas of interest east of Red Lake were identified during the course of the missing persons investigation, and on April 24th, those areas were searched and the remains were exhumed.

The cause of death remains under investigation, and the release says people directly responsible for Sayers’ death and any others who may have assisted or concealed information will be considered equally responsible and charged accordingly.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the Red Lake Department of Public Safety at 218-679-3313. 


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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