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La Crescent, MN (KROC-AM News) - There was a tragic ending to the search for a missing mushroom hunter in far southeastern Minnesota.

The Houston County Sheriff’s Office says the family of Jason Moore was reported missing late Monday night after he left his home earlier in the day to go mushroom hunting near La Crescent. A search was launched and his vehicle was located in an area west of La Crescent where his family believed was looking for mushrooms.

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The search effort continued into the early hours of Tuesday and resumed at daylight with assistance from a State Patrol helicopter and personnel from multiple law enforcement and emergency response agencies. A news release says Moore was deceased when he was located around 2 o’clock in the afternoon.

Houston County officials did not provide any information concerning the cause of his death.

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