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Remains found along Duluth Lakewalk identified as man missing since March

Robert Saker

Duluth News Tribune

Medical examiners have identified human remains found Sept. 28 along the Duluth Lakewalk as that of William Robert Saker, a Duluth man who hadn't been since March 10.

The Duluth Police Department said Tuesday that the Midwest Medical Examiner's office had not yet determined a cause of death, but police have already said that foul play was not suspected.

Saker, 50, was reported missing on March 28 from his home in the 800 block of Upham Road. His remains were found in a storm sewer along the Lakewalk, near the shore of Lake Superior, by city Public Works Department employees who were conducting routine maintenance.