Missing man's body found in Deadwood

DEADWOOD, S.D. (KEVN) - The body of a Spearfish man who went missing in Deadwood earlier this year was found Wednesday night.

According to a release from the Deadwood Police Department, the body of 28-year-old Christopher Oien was found by an antler hunter in a remote area southwest of the Lodge at Deadwood.

Oien was reported missing Jan. 16. Deadwood police said that the last confirmation of Oien was in the early morning hours of Jan. 14 near the city’s visitors’ center. Despite an intensive search, Oien was not found.

The area where Oien’s body was discovered has steep, rugged terrain. The Lawrence County Search and Rescue; and city volunteer firefighters were called in to help recover the body.

Police say an autopsy on Oien is pending.