Mankato Native Murder Arrest 02 Jul 13

The roommate of a Mankato native who had been missing for nearly a month in Colorado before his body was found last month has been charged with 1st-degree murder. 49-year-old David Noren was last seen alive on May 19th. His body was found in the mountains near Denver in early June, and a warrant was issued for the arrest of his roommate, 34-year-old Ryan Boyd Hicks. Authorities reportedly found evidence of foul play during a search of the men’s residence. Hicks faces several other charges related to the death as well, and made his first appearance in court on Friday.