Body found in Brainerd lake believed to be missing man

Published 10:28 am Monday, May 9, 2016

BRAINERD — Brainerd police say a body recovered from a lake apparently is that of a missing 23-year-old man.

Police recovered the body from Boom Lake in a park in Brainerd on Saturday night. The body was submerged in just over 6 feet of water about 100 feet from shore.

Authorities believe the body is that of Brandon Rich, a missing vulnerable adult. Rich was last seen Wednesday night, and investigators believe he may have left his home to go to downtown Brainerd.

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Police were called to the lake after wet clothing was found near a park building. The clothing was identified as belonging to Rich.

The incident remains under investigation.