North Branch, MN (KROC-AM News)- Authorities say a body discovered this week in east-central Minnesota has been identified as a man who went missing earlier this month. 

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A news release issued Tuesday by the Isanti County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a rural property in the North Branch area Monday evening. The person who alerted law enforcement to the discovery led authorities to a tree near a cornfield where a deceased man was found with a firearm next to him. 

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The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office identified the body as that of 64-year-old David Sorn of North Branch. He was last seen in the area of the body discovery on August 2 and was believed to have been in possession of a handgun. 

Sorn was reported missing on August 3 and was described by law enforcement as a vulnerable adult with medical conditions. Although the circumstances surrounding his death remain under investigation, officials say foul play is not suspected.

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