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    TN - Roland Burgdorf, 70, Faribault, 20 May 2004

    The prime suspect in the disappearance of a retired Faribault, Minn., teacher and principal was arrested late Saturday in Montana, police said.

    Sgt. Richard Watkins of the Faribault Police Department said a 34-year-old man taken into custody in Billings, Mont., was driving a 1999 Pontiac Grand Am registered to the missing man, Roland Burgdorf, after the suspect was involved in an accident about 11 p.m. Twin Cities time. The suspect ran away, but was arrested by Billings police a short time later, Watkins said.

    The search for Burgdorf, 70, continued Sunday. He has not been seen since Thursday. No charges have been filed, but foul play is suspected, Watkins said
    http://www.startribune.com/stories/462/4791750.html

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    Roland Burgdorf

    I was an acquaintant of Roland Burgdorf. He stayed at my house while transporting some people to meetings in the Twin Cities. Roland had a big heart and this may be what got him in trouble. If anyone knows anything about Roland's dissappearance, please let us know. There are very few people who knew Roland like I did. He was a quiet man who knew how to help someone who needed someone. We really want to know what happened to Roland and where he or his body is. We hope that we can find him and he is still alive. But we all will be satisfied if we can just discover where his body is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Clark
    I was an acquaintant of Roland Burgdorf. He stayed at my house while transporting some people to meetings in the Twin Cities. Roland had a big heart and this may be what got him in trouble. If anyone knows anything about Roland's dissappearance, please let us know. There are very few people who knew Roland like I did. He was a quiet man who knew how to help someone who needed someone. We really want to know what happened to Roland and where he or his body is. We hope that we can find him and he is still alive. But we all will be satisfied if we can just discover where his body is.
    God bless you, Jerry, and thanks for posting. If you need some help networking Roland's case, please contact me at the address in my signature, and/or my partner Kelly Jolkowski, mother of missing Jason of Nebraska and founder of www.projectjason.org and we'll get to work on his case right away.
    Kelly can be reached at Kelly.Jolkowski@projectjason.org

    We can provide as many references as you or Roland's family may need, as well as referrals for places he needs to be listed, search and rescue units in your area, and emotional and spiritual support.
    Remember, y'all are not alone. There are many here to help you in the search, and long after he comes home.
    Praying for Roland, for answers and soon.

    With love and HOPE, Lanie

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    Photo of Roland

    More will be posted as it becomes available.

    Prayers for Roland, and for you, Jerry. Thanks for all your help.

    With love and HOPE, Lanie

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    How heartbreaking! What a sweet-looking man he is. I hope he is alive and, if not, I hope he is in the arms of Jesus.
    Karen

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    I will pray

    that this kind soul is found. God help and protect us all from this kind of perpetrator.




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    """I am just a pixel in the universal plan."""

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    Prayers of HOPE for Roland, Lanie

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    From http://www.crimenews2000.com/archives/05041805.htm

    04/17/2005 09:45:33
    ROLAND BURGDORF (70) - retired principal missing; body found in a shallow grave
    Patrick M. Forrester (35) - being questioned
    FARIBAULT, Minnesota
    Missing man's body is found --(Minneapolis Star-Tribune)--A badly decomposed body discovered Friday in a shallow grave appears to be that of a retired principal from Faribault, Minn., who disappeared last May, Rice County Sheriff Richard Cook said Saturday.


    Anyone know if the body was confirmed as Burgdorf's?

    Hoppy

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    http://media.www.universitychronicle...e-928360.shtml

    Issue date: 4/18/05

    An autopsy conducted Saturday by the Ramsey County medical examiner determined the human remains found wrapped in a sheet are those of the retired principal, Roland Burgdorf.
    RIP Roland.
    "Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind." ~ Henry James

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    From April 2011:

    http://www.southernminn.com/faribaul...bce4a1ce8.html

    More than two years after the murder, the man who killed Roland Burgdorf is finally going to prison.

    Patrick Michael Forrester, 37, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in prison with credit for 895 days for the 2004 fatal attack. He pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder... Under Minnesota sentencing guidelines, Forrester will serve a minimum of two-thirds of his sentence...

    Forrester lived with Burgdorf, 70, after being released from prison in 2004... He killed Burgdorf during an argument in mid-May of 2004 and buried his body in rural Wheatland Township, according to a criminal complaint filed in Rice County. Forrester was arrested days later in Billings, Mont., after involved in a traffic accident while driving Burgdorf's car.




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