The Moorhead Police Department says a body found in the city Thursday afternoon, Nov. 19, is likely that of a 28-year-old man who went missing last week.
Police recovered the body after responding to a report of an unattended death in the 2900 block of 17th Street South in Moorhead, according to a news release.
A vehicle belonging to Marwan Salman Asaad, who was last seen Nov. 12, was near where the body was found, police said.
The body is being sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office in St. Paul for an autopsy and identification, police said.
FARGO — Moorhead police are asking for additional help in locating a 28-year-old man who went missing last week.
Initial efforts to find Marwan Salman Asaad have been unsuccessful, according to a news release from the Moorhead Police Department. Authorities asked the public on Thursday, Nov. 19, to thoroughly check their property in the metro and rural areas.
“At this time, there is no indication of where he may be,” police said.
Asaad is from the Kurdistan region, which covers parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran. He’s been in the U.S. for about a year and most recently lived in Moorhead. He was last seen Nov. 12.
“He speaks very little English and does not have any other family in the U.S.,” police said.
Police said there is no reason or information on why he went missing. He did not tell his family he was leaving the area or that he would be gone for a long period of time, according to a Tuesday news release.
He also did not report to work, police said.
He was last seen wearing a gray winter jacket and black pants, and was possibly driving a 2010 black Hyundai Elantra with Minnesota license plates DNS366.
To report information about Asaad, call the Red River Regional Dispatch Center at 701-451-7660 and ask to speak to the on-duty Moorhead Police supervisor.