Posted: Wednesday, 27 April 2011 11:35AM

AUDIO -- Missing Teen Was With A Magazine Sales Team



MANKATO – The missing Mankato teen wasn’t in danger. He was just employed.
 
Working off a tip, Mankato police discovered 18-year-old Brandon Nordgaard had been traveling with a group of door-to-door magazine salesmen.
 
Nordgaard had been described as a “vulnerable adult” and when family members told police last Saturday that they had not heard from him since Monday, detectives started investigating.
 
On Monday, police released Nordgaard’s photo and asked the public for any sightings.
 
The break came Tuesday evening around 6 p.m. when a woman called to say she remembered someone by the name of Brandon coming to her door to sell magazine subscriptions.
 
At the Mankato PD shift change briefing around 9 p.m., an officer coming on duty recalled taking a call about the salesmen.
 
Records were checked, phone calls were made and officers tracked down the sales team in a Plymouth hotel.

Detective Matt DuRose Explains How They Found Nordgaard

 
With the help of Plymouth police, Nordgaard was confirmed to be at the hotel around midnight.
 
Mankato police say Nordgaard’s family drove to Plymouth to pick him up and bring him back to Mankato.
 
“Case closed,” says Mankato Detective Commander Matt DuRose.

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Topics : Missing person
Locations : MankatoPlymouth
People : Brandon NordgaardMatt DuRose