Published April 10, 2017
MANDAN, NORTH DAKOTA – The Morton County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release today, April 10, 2017, one day after responding to a 9-1-1 call of a body floating in the Cannonball River.
The body of a male was discovered near the shoreline of the mouth of the Cannonball River yesterday. His body was discovered by a local fisherman around 11:30 a.m. on Sunday.
The body has been identified as being Damjan Nedelkov, 35, of Glendale, California. Nedelkovski was known to be at the Standing Rock encampments.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Department found a Republic of Macedonia identification card on his person, and family within the United States and Eastern Europe have been contacted.
Family and friends report that their last contact with Nedelkovski was on October 29, 2016. His stepbrother filed a missing person report with the Glendale Police Department on November 16, 2016.
An autopsy was performed this morning, which showed there were no signs of trauma to the body to suspect any foul play. The cause of death is still pending, and authorities are unsure how long the body was in the river.
The Morton County Sheriff’s Department is asking anyone with any additional information regarding Nedelkovski’s whereabouts between October 29, 2016 and April 9, 2017 to contact the department at (701) 667- 3330.