Remains found in park are those of missing man

Published 3:52 pm Saturday, May 17, 2014

LAKEVILLE  — Lakeville police said skeletal remains found in a park are those of a man missing for nearly two years.

Police Capt. Kevin Manias said Friday the remains have been identified as those of Christopher Marc Bellino, a 50-year-old Lakeville man.

Bellino was reported missing in the summer of 2012.

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Police found his remains in a wooded area in Ritter Park Farm Thursday, after high school students came across a human skull.

Police said there is no indication of foul play, but they’re waiting for the Hennepin County medical examiner to determine a cause of death.

Bellino was last seen when he went to dinner with his daughters on July 29, 2012. His car was found 28 days later in a Target parking lot in Lakeville.