Jun 28, 2022 | By: Hanky Hazelton

Help Sought in Locating Missing Bemidji Man

Update: On Thursday, June 30th, Beltrami County Sheriff Ernie Beitel reported that Nathan A. Pochardt, 50, was found dead in a rural area of Beltrami County that morning. Beitel says there is no threat to the public and an autopsy is pending.

Original Story:

Nathan Pochardt

2005 GMC Sierra with plates 387 WHU

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing man who is considered vulnerable due to his current mental health and threats of suicide.

According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, Nathan A. Pochardt, 50, of Bemidji was reported missing at around 8 PM on Monday night after he made statements of wanting to harm himself and then later failed to arrive at a family gathering. Pochardt was last known to be driving a maroon/burgundy 2005 GMC Sierra 4-door pickup truck displaying Minnesota license number 387 WHU.

If you know the whereabouts or should come into contact with Pochardt, you are asked to immediately call 911.

The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension have been investigating the incident since it was reported. According to the Sheriff’s Office, all potential information that has been obtained since Pochardt was reported missing has thoroughly been investigated, including an electronic and physical search of the area where his cellular device was last known to be.

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