Human remains found during search for missing Sandstone man

Published 7:39 am Thursday, May 11, 2017

PINE CITY — The Pine County Sheriff’s Office says a group conducting a search for a missing man discovered human remains in a remote area.

Authorities say the group United Legacy was conducting a search last weekend for information relating to 22-year-old Kenneth “Scott” Kleppen, who was last seen in March 2015.

Kleppen, of Sandstone, went missing after losing his job and leaving a note to his parents about finding happiness. His vehicle was found at Robinson Park in Pine County.

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The remains were transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s office for analysis. No foul play is suspected.