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Moorhead police confident answers will come in Tommy Bearson's death 8 years later

New findings are still being looked into by investigators in the death of Tommy Bearson 8 years ago after he disappeared from NDSU.

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MOORHEAD — Tuesday, Sept. 20, marks eight years since the disappearance of Tommy Bearson.

The Moorhead Police Department said new advancements and technology have them hopeful more answers will be coming soon.

Police said they still have full teams processing information involving Bearson's death and that the case is very active. They swap information with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension's crime labs, and through technological advancements, they are able to examine more evidence and information than in the past.

Bearson was a freshman at North Dakota State University when he went missing during the first month of school after attending a house party near campus in 2014. He was found dead on the property of Larry's RV Sales three days after disappearing.

The cause of death was listed as homicidal violence, and police have since refused to release more details, saying it could compromise the investigation.


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Moorhead police said they met with Bearson's family last week with updates.

After meeting with investigators, the department has more pieces to the puzzle that they plan to explore in the near future, and that has the department optimistic more answers are coming.

"You're getting less into the hypothetical and into, factually, this is what we know was taking place," said Moorhead Chief Deputy Tory Jacobson. "We do feel that there will be a day that we'll have the answers we are looking for."

Jacobson was to unable to give specifics, noting it is an active investigation. He encouraged those with new information to contact the Moorhead Police Department.

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