MADISON, Minn. - A father and son are charged with hosting an underage drinking party attended by a student athlete from Dawson who was later found dead of hypothermia.
Fifty-nine-year-old Gary Hastad and his 19-year-old son, Erik, are accused of violating the Lac qui Parle County social host ordinance, a misdemeanor. The younger Hastad is also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Eighteen-year-old Michael Anyasike was reported missing March 9 after fleeing from the party as sheriff's deputies arrived. His body was found more than 12 hours later about a mile from the Madison area farm where the party was held. A medical examiner ruled alcohol was a contributing factor to his hypothermia death.
The police report that witnesses said that there were approximately 100 high school and college age people at the party. Multiple individuals ran from the party. Police used their PA system to tell people to return to the house because of cold weather conditions.
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