Son faces murder charges after father found dead in central Minnesota cabin

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office with a missing person’s case that was reported on July 26 after numerous unanswered phone calls.

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AITKIN, Minn. — A 24-year-old man is in custody on murder charges after a 62-year-old Buffalo, Minnesota, man was found dead Wednesday, July 27, at his cabin in Fleming Township in Aitkin County.

The Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wright County Sheriff’s Office with a missing person’s case reported Tuesday.

It was reported Daniel Bzdok left for his Fleming Township cabin on July 22 with his son, Ronald Bzdok, and was last heard from on July 23.

After numerous unanswered phone calls, Daniel Bzdok’s brother became concerned about Daniel’s well-being and went to check the cabin for his brother and found the main door padlocked and no vehicles around.

Aitkin County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the location to attempt to locate Daniel Bzdok. Upon arrival, deputies performed a perimeter search and could see a deceased male through a window.


The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, along with their Crime Scene Team were contacted and responded to the residence.

A search warrant was executed at the residence and the victim was found to have a single gunshot wound to the back of the head.

The victim has been identified as the missing person, Daniel Bzdok.

Ronald Bzdok was arrested and is being held in the Aitkin County Jail on charges of second-degree murder with intent, not premeditated.

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