The FBI increases offering to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible for the disappearance and/or death of a Grand Forks man.

During November 2019, the FBI first offered $5,000 reward in exchange for information about the disappearance of Joseph James Bruce Sr., who was first reported missing July 3, 2019, in Grand Forks. 

Bruce Sr., 39 at the time of his disappearance, was last seen and heard from in the areas of Devils Lake and Fort Totten on or around June 25, 2018. The van belonging to Bruce was later located on the Spirit Lake Reservation.

A portion of Bruce’s remains were found on the Spirit Lake Reservation about a year ago, July 9, 2019.

The remains of a body discovered Sunday on Spirit Lake Reservation are those of Joseph Bruce, shown at left, who has been missing for nearly a year.
The remains of a body discovered Sunday on Spirit Lake Reservation are those of Joseph Bruce, shown at left, who has been missing for nearly a year.Submitted by the Bruce family

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The FBI has been working on the case with the Devils Lake Police Department and the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office at (763) 569-6011.

People also can contact their local FBI office or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate.