Police: Body of man found near Pembina after trying to cross the border illegally
The Pembina County Sheriffs Department says it appears the body has been there for months.
PEMBINA - The Pembina County Sheriff's Department said it appears an illegal trip across the border has turned deadly.
A farmer plowing a field west of Pembina discovered a body in a drainage ditch on Thursday. It was about 20 feet from the border and had decomposed.
The sheriff believes the body had been there for months. The death appears to be accidental.
Investigators found identifying paperwork in a nearby backpack, but are working to positively identify the man who police say was unrecognizable.
They say the paperwork suggests the man was his 30s and was from Ghana, and had been traveling across the U.S and was likely heading toward Canada.