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Popular Football Player Dies after Fleeing Busted Party in Western MN

Updated: 03/11/2014 7:26 AM
Created: 03/10/2014 10:43 AM KSTP.com
By: Scott Theisen

School officials say the teenager who died after he went missing following a party at a farm in Lac qui Parle County was a well-liked, standout football player.
    
Dawson-Boyd Superintendent Brad Madsen says 18-year-old Michael Anyasike planned to attend St. John's University in the fall. Madsen says Anyasike was respectful to adults and always had a smile on his face.
    
Sheriff's deputies responded to an underage drinking party early Sunday at a farm near Madison. When deputies arrived, some of those at the party fled. Later Sunday, authorities searched the area after the teen was reported missing. He was found and taken to Madison Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    
The Star Tribune reports counselors from other communities have joined those on staff at the high school Monday.

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