CASS LAKE, Minn. — Authorities have identified the human remains found Sept. 10 in a rural area of Cass Lake.
According to the Leech Lake Police Department, the remains have been identified as Andrew Edwin Matsen, 21, of Bemidji.
The remains were sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for identification, according to the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department, which released the news Friday on Facebook.
"Law enforcement does not suspect foul play in the cause of death," the post said.
Assisting agencies include the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office, the Cass County Sheriff's Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the Bureau of Indian Affairs and North Star Search and Rescue.
Matsen had been the subject of a manhunt in mid-August as authorities were investigating an “ongoing controlled substance sales investigation in Cass Lake," according to an earlier post from tribal police.
Authorities said when law enforcement went to stop Matsen's vehicle on Aug. 12, a brief chase ensued, but that Matsen then got out of his car and fled on foot. At the time, authorities alerted the public, stating that Matsen was to be considered "armed and dangerous."
Cass Lake is about 16 miles east of Bemidji.