Body of missing Bismarck man found in vehicle pulled from Missouri River

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This is a developing story. KX News will bring you updates as they become available.

6/19/20 – 9:10 a.m.

Bismarck Police have located the body of Bradley Agard, a Bismarck man missing since earlier this week.

On Thursday, police searched the area of the Fox Island Boat Ramp with the assistance of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, Bismarck Rural Fire, North Dakota Game and Fish and the Burleigh County Dive Team.

The dive team located an object in the river that was determined to be a vehicle.

After the car was removed from the river, police discovered Agard inside.

The Burleigh County Coroner has ordered an autopsy, and the case remains open pending the results of the autopsy.


6/18/20: 9:09 p.m.

We’ve now learned a body was found in the Missouri River along with a vehicle. Authorities have been searching for most of the day.

Bismarck Police, Burleigh County Water Rescue and the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department have all been on the scene since about 1 p.m. after the BPD was tipped off about a car submerged in the river last night.

At about 7:40 p.m., they located the car and pulled it up out of the water by crane. It was a dark-colored sedan.

Police are not releasing the identity of the person who was found inside the vehicle until the family is notified.


6/18/20: 7 p.m.

The Burleigh County Dive Rescue & Recovery team and the Bismarck Police Department are working to find a vehicle in the Missouri River.

A sergeant with the Bismarck Police Department says police were tipped off last night about a vehicle in the Missouri River off the Fox Island Boat Ramp.

Authorities say they have been out searching for the vehicle since this afternoon. It’s not known whether anyone is in the vehicle.

An officer at the scene says police believe the vehicle may be connected to a man who was reported missing earlier this week, Bradley Joseph Agard. Authorities say they have no evidence of a connection yet, however.

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