Press Release (UPDATE) —  At approximately 3:00 PM on September 6, 2019, the Duluth Police Department and St. Louis County Rescue Squad recovered the body of a deceased male from the Minnesota Slip in Canal Park in Duluth, MN. The identity of the body was later confirmed to be that of Jacob Michael Lavoie, 21 year old UMD student who was last seen leaving Grandma’s Sports Garden on September 1, 2019 at 12:08 AM.

His body was transferred to Midwest Medical Examiners Office where the cause and manner of his death will be determined pending autopsy results. 


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Body Recovered from Minnesota Slip

Press Release (UPDATE) — At approximately 3:00 PM on September 6, 2019 the Duluth Police Department along with St. Louis County Rescue recovered the body of a male from the Minnesota Slip in Canal Park, Duluth MN. Upon positive identification we will release more information. 


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DPD seeks public's help in locating Jacob Michael Lavoie

Press Release (9/5/19) —  The Duluth Police department continues to investigate the disappearance of 21 year old Jacob Lavoie who was last seen leaving Grandmas Sports Garden at approximately 12:08 AM on September 1st 2019 walking in a northerly direction towards downtown.

While the Police department has conducted organized searches with the assistance of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad and Duluth Fire department, they are not in need of volunteers at this time.

Citizens and business owners who own properties within the outlined area however, can assist in checking locations around their own immediate properties for Jacob. In checking your properties, consider abandoned buildings, vehicles, stairwells, outbuildings, dumpsters, boats, or anywhere a person could hide.

In addition to searching your property please also review security systems from the period of 00:00-06:00 on 09/01/2019 for a person matching Jacob’s description.

If you find something suspicious or know of Jacob's whereabouts, please report it to 911 or call 218-730-5560.


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