September 21, 2010

04/08/10: Rydell Longie, 27, Bismarck, ND

Rydell Longie
Rydell Longie, 27, was last seen on April 8 when he left his mother’s Bismarck home. Since then, there was no activity on Longie's cell phone or credit card accounts, and he hadn't paid his May rent. His mother reported him to Mandan police as missing on April 30, and he was then listed nationally as missing.

According to the Bismarck Tribune, on Jan. 26--a few months before his disappearance--Longie was charged with aggravated assault and terrorizing, and there were two active warrants out for his arrest in that case. Longie who was on probation, was listed as having absconded from probation on Jan. 28.

Det. Jon Vanderhoef told the Tribune that police hit a roadblock as to what may have happened to Longie. Longie has family in the Belcourt area, but police have no evidence he had gone there.

Then on Sunday, June 20, 2010, two fishermen found Longie's body in the Heart River around 4:15 p.m. Authorities said the body was badly decomposed, but showed no signs of foul play. The state medical examiner performed an autopsy on June 22 and it was at that time that the identification was made. Investigators do not know where Longie entered the water or how long he may have been in the water.

Investigators said they had no information to determine whether the death was accidental or a suicide.

Anyone with information about Longie’s whereabouts should contact the Mandan Police Department at 667-3250.

Facts of Interest
Name/age: Rydell Longie, 27
Physical decription: 5'8", 180 pounds, brown eyes and black hair, shaved head
Residence: Mandan, ND
Last seen: 04/08/10: Bismarck, ND
Recovered: 06/20/10: Heart River, Bismarck, ND

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