Volunteers find body during search for missing Hugo man

10:41 AM, Jul 29, 2013   |    comments
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HUGO, Minn. -- The search for an elderly man who has been missing for a week has been called off after a body was found by volunteers on Sunday afternoon.

Authorities say Radivoje "Ray" Novakovic was last seen near the Fable Hills Bridge in Hugo.

"If he's dead, I will be OK. It's hard, but he is a believer and he's rejoicing up there and one day we will see each other again," said Olga Novakovic, Ray's wife.

Novakovic is an avid walker who would often trek up to four miles at a time.

Volunteers met on Saturday afternoon to search for Novakovic. They found a body, but authorities only said that the body is that of a male and that it was found in the Fable Hills Neighborhood.

An autopsy will be performed to verify identification, authorities said.

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