More Missing Man Bones Found 11 Oct 11

Human bones believed to be the remains of a Mapleton man missing since April of 2010 continue to be found in a creek bed south of Mankato. At least a half-a-dozen searches of the area have been conducted since the disappearance of Matthew Albrecht, and 6 additional bones were found during the most recent search. Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Captain Rich Murry says that this was likely the last search of the year, but that the investigation will continue. The cause of Albrecht’s death has not yet been determined. Bones found in previous searches showed no signs of trauma. DNA testing did confirm they belonged to the 26-year-old man. Personal items belonging to him were also found in the wooded area near Mankato’s Sleepy Hollow subdivision. Albrecht disappeared after walking away from fixing his vehicle with his father on a Mankato city street.