Police: Man found dead in Brookings grain bin

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a missing man who was last seen nearly a week ago has been found dead in a grain bin full of corn at a Brookings elevator.

Police Chief Jeff Miller said Brookings Fire and Rescue found the body of 26-year-old Jacob Heisinger on Wednesday at about 1:30 p.m. He says grain removal continued until crews could safely remove the body around 7:30 p.m.

Miller says the incident is considered accidental at this time but the investigation is ongoing. An autopsy will be conducted Thursday.

Authorities began searching the grain elevator area on Tuesday after a tip from the public.

Heisinger was last seen leaving a bar Oct. 23. He was from California but lived in Brookings for at least a couple of years and took classes at South Dakota State University.