Missing Person: Julian Daniel Decoux

On May 5 an adult foster care home in Canosia Township, about five miles north of the Duluth International Airport, reported a resident was missing. Julian Daniel Decoux was last seen outside the home earlier in the afternoon. Deputies and volunteers from the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office searched the area around the foster home, aided by both canines and aerial drone technology, and did not locate Decoux.

The sheriff’s office is asking for help from anyone who may have seen Decoux or knows where he is.

Decoux was last seen wearing a bright green winter hat, an orange hooded sweatshirt, a black vest, black pants and new grey tennis shoes. Anyone with information should call 911 or contact the Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division in Duluth at 218-336-4350.

On May 17 the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office released this update:

Aircraft from both the Minnesota State Patrol and Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection have assisted in the search for Julian Decoux. He was last observed by two separate motorists walking south on the shoulder of Lavaque Road on the afternoon of May 5, 2019. He was wearing the above described clothing.

There is no specific information to indicate Decoux would begin to travel into the woods. However, the area along Lavaque Road where Decoux was last observed has been extensively searched by air in the event he began to travel though forest or swamp.

Decoux remains a missing person and anyone with information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office Investigative Division in Duluth.

On May 22 the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office released another update:

A male body was found today in Canosia Township approximately 30 yards off of the Castle Road. This location is approximately two miles west of the group home from which Decoux left from on May 5.

Positive identification will be determined by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office. However, due to the circumstances, the Sheriff’s Office believes the remains are likely Julian Decoux.

Foul play is not suspected and the death remains under investigation by both the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Health Department.

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