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Associated Press, Published May 15 2013

Williams County, ND, authorities investigating homicide

WILLISTON, N.D. — Authorities in Williams County are investigating a homicide after finding a dead body east of Williston.

The Williams County Sheriff's Office says sheriff's deputies and officers with the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation were executing a search warrant Tuesday morning at a location about 7 miles east of Williston when they found a man's dead body.

The man has not been identified, but the state medical examiner determined he died from a fatal gunshot wound.

The sheriff's office says a male person of interest has been arrested on unrelated charges and is being held in jail pending further investigation.

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