Search underway for Bemidji man missing since Monday

A Bemidji man has been reported missing since Monday night after making self-harm statements.

\According to a release from the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office, 50-year-old Nathan Pochardt failed to arrive at a family gathering after reportedly stating intentions to harm himself and is believed to be driving a maroon 2005 GMC Sierra.

The vehicle is a four-door pickup with Minnesota License Plate number 387-WHU.

The Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota BCA have investigated the incident since it was reported and have conducted electronic and physical searches of the area where his cellular device last pinged.

Anyone with information on Pochardt’s whereabouts should contact the Sheriff’s Office at (218)333-9111 option 2.


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