A body found in Cloquet on Friday has been identified as that of a missing Cloquet man, police said Sunday.
Dakotah Jayde Abramowski, 21, was reported missing by a family member on Feb. 18 but had not been seen since leaving an apartment complex on Jan. 5, police said.
Abramowski’s body was found about 2 p.m. Friday in the snow in a semi-wooded backyard in the 700 block of Poplar Avenue. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The body was found less than 500 yards from where he first was reported missing, police said.
Abramowski’s mother told the Pine Journal last week that Abramowski left with friends Jan. 5 and came back home late that night. She said she suspected he was high on drugs when he returned. Later that night, Renee Abramowski said she heard her son talking to people in the hallway of their apartment building before he abruptly left. She hadn't heard from him since.
The Cloquet and Fond du Lac police departments conducted searches of several areas of interest on foot and with snowmobiles in February. The most recent search was conducted on Monday in Cloquet by Gitchigumi Scouts from Fond du Lac.
Information on a cause of death and results of toxicology reports are still pending, police said.