Body ID’d as missing Douglas County man


Authorities have identified a body found Tuesday as that of a missing Cloverland man.

Fred Luostari, 52, was last heard from the evening of Sept. 28, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office reported. His body was found Tuesday around 12:30 p.m. in the woods about a half-mile from his residence.

Foul play is not suspected, the Sheriff’s Office said. Investigators believe Luostari became disoriented while attempting to walk home through the woods after his car became stuck in the mud on property owned by his family.

Results of an autopsy are pending, and the matter remains under investigation.