Missing Student Found Dead in Hamburg

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Authorities say they found a missing Gustavus Adolphus College student deceased in Hamburg.

In a press release, the Carver County Sheriff’s Office says deputies believe 20-year-old Alexander John-Louis Sarlis likely died from a drug overdose.

Two men have been arrested for interference with a dead body and a woman for theft, in connection to the case. They remain in Carver County Jail pending formal charges.

The Carver County Sheriff’s Office received a report on Sunday identifying Sarlis’ approximate location.

Sarlis is from Delaware and was first reported missing on Sept. 17 by his family.

The release states “Sheriff’s deputies located evidence indicating Sarlis’ was in Hamburg, MN, which led deputies to obtain a search warrant to search an apartment on Brad Street in Hamburg.” and that “Sarlis’ body was found in the apartment, concealed in a sleeping bag. He had obviously been deceased for several days. Sheriff’s deputies do not suspect homicide as the manner of death at this time.”

Authorities are continuing inquiry into the circumstances and specific cause and manner of Sarlis’ death.

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