The U.S. attorney's office in North Dakota says it is looking into a death on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - The U.S. attorney's office in North Dakota says it is looking into a death on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
Thirty-year-old Jeremiah Sage, of Halliday, died Thursday in New Town.
U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon on Tuesday confirmed the investigation, but declined to release any further details.
Cousin Brad Sage, of Mandaree, says that members of the family were meeting with authorities Tuesday afternoon to learn about the circumstances of the death.
Sage says he last talked with Jeremiah about nine days ago, and his cousin didn't indicate then that anything was wrong.
Bureau of Indian Affairs offices in New Town and Aberdeen, S.D., referred questions to the BIA's Washington, D.C. office. Spokeswoman Nedra Darling did not immediately return a phone message.
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