Update: Body Of Military Member, Joel Costa, Discovered

Sheriff: No Foul Play Suspected

DULUTH, Minn – Just before 9 p.m. Sunday, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office notified the media that the body of missing Minnesota National Guard member Joel Costa, 32, had been found.

The discovery happened around 7 p.m. on a rural road just north of Duluth.  Costa’s vehicle, comparable to the picture below, was also found at that location, according to authorities.

The cause of death will be determined by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

No foul play is suspected, according to the Sheriff’s office.

Costa, of Fredenberg Township, went missing Feb. 11 after not reporting for weekend drill duty that morning.

Investigators first reported Costa’s last known location happening late Friday night at two establishments on Tower Avenue.


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