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Wisconsin man charged in dismemberment of St. Paul man whose remains were found in Lake Superior

Wisconsin man held but denies killing St. Paul man


Robert T. West Credit: Douglas County (Wis.) jail

Remains of a Twin Cities man who had been missing for nearly a month have been located in the waters of Lake Superior off the northernmost reaches of Minnesota's shoreline, and a man has been charged with helping with the dismemberment.

Dive teams worked Thursday and Friday recovering the remains of Richard A. Balsimo, 34, of St. Paul, in the lake near Grand Portage, the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said Monday.

Balsimo was reported missing by his sister on June 20. As recently as early last week, police had not considered the case a suspicious disappearance. Police said the last anyone heard from Balsimo was about 2 a.m. that day when he sent a text message to the mother of his child.


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