LITTLE FALLS, Minn. - Investigators hope new evidence recovered near the place a deer hunter was murdered last fall will help break the case open.

Terrence Brisk was found dead on some property he owned early the night of Nov. 7, just outside of Little Falls. He was hunting by himself that day near the intersection of Hawthorne and Jewel roads, and Morrison County Sheriff's investigators originally thought Brisk may have been accidentally shot by a hunter. Soon, however, evidence was discovered that had the sheriff call Brisk's death a case of murder.

On Monday, investigators were back out on the property looking for something they may have missed during the initial searches. Sheriff Shawn Larsen says they located some items of interest that were submitted to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) lab for processing. He could not confirm whether or not Brisk's rifle was found, which investigators have been looking for since day one. He also said the office has persons of interest in the case, but could not elaborate more.

"I feel confident and comfortable that we’re going to get a conclusion in this case very soon, hopefully," said Larsen.

Brisk's parents say they are hopeful at the news of new evidence and hope it leads to learning who killed their son. Still, they're pleading for anyone with information to contact authorities.

"Somebody knows something and I just wish they’d come forward and help us and maybe help themselves too because they carry a burden," said Babe Brisk.

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Larson says a $30,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Brisk's killer is still being offered. He also insists that the new evidence brings them one step closer to solving this case, and that the Morrison County Sheriff's Office is committed to working until a suspect is in custody.

Anyone with information on the murder of Terrence Brisk is asked to call the Morrison County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 632-9233, or contact Crime Stoppers of Minnesota via their website, or by calling the toll-free number 1-800-222-TIPS [8477] from anywhere in Minnesota.