Body found near Pembina Port of Entry

(Pembina, ND) -- The Pembina County Sheriff's Office is investigating the discovery of a deceased body near the Pembina Port of Entry.

On Thursday, May 25th, 2023, at 12:56 p.m., the Pembina County Sheriff's Office was contacted by a resident who was working a field near Pembina that a deceased body was lying in a field approximately a ¼ mile west of the Pembina Port of Entry. The body of a deceased male was lying in a water filled drainage ditch approximately 20 yards from the U.S., Canadian border.

Authorities say an autopsy is being done on the male, and identification is pending.

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Border Patrol and Pembina Fire Department.