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Sex offender eyed in unsolved death of Chippewa man

The FBI is investigating the possibility that a convicted murder and sex offender may have been involved in the death of a 19-year-old Chippewa man.

Russell Turcotte, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, went missing in July 2002. His body was found in November 2002 near Penn, North Dakota.

At the time Turcotte went missing, Joseph Edward Duncan III [Wikipedia entry] was living in North Dakota. Duncan gained notoriety when he kidnapped a young boy and his sister after killing the siblings' family. The boy was also killed.

Turcotte's family had already asked the FBI to look into a possible Duncan link. Duncan is not yet considered a suspect but he is considered a suspect in several other crimes.

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NORTH DAKOTA CRIME: FBI investigates Duncan link to Turcotte slaying (AP 11/&)

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