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Police say remains could be missing man

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Authorities investigating the disappearance of a Little Falls man said Sunday they had found human remains in a shallow grave in Mille Lacs County.

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Authorities investigating the disappearance of a Little Falls man said Sunday they had found human remains in a shallow grave in Mille Lacs County.

Police Chief Michael Pender said in a statement that the remains were found Saturday and taken to the Anoka County medical examiner's office for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and for positive identification.

Lewis James Wilczek, 21, disappeared April 29 when he was supposed to meet someone in St. Cloud.

His family told police his absence was out of character.

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His pickup truck was found Wednesday, and police arrested a man who was driving it and claimed to be Wilczek. He remained in the Stearns County Jail on Sunday for allegedly providing false information to police and outstanding warrants.

Pender said that man "remains a person of interest" in Wilczek's disappearance.

Sharon Wilczek, the mother of the missing man, described her son as a hard worker with a bright future. He worked for his father's fireplace wood business and also had his own exhaust and metal fabrication company.

"Lewis didn't deserve this," she said.

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Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com

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