UPDATE: Former Augie athlete found dead in Florida

Published: May. 23, 2023 at 3:29 PM CDT
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DELRAY BEACH, F.L. (Dakota News Now) - UPDATE 5/27: The former Augustana athlete missing in Florida has been found dead.

The Delray Beach Police Department made the announcement on their Facebook page Friday night.

According to the post, Makuach “Paul” Yak’s body was found inside the Delray Oaks Natural Area.

Police say it appears his death is not criminal and a medical examiner will determine the cause of death.

The investigation is still open.

PREVIOUSLY: Makuach “Paul” Yak, a former Augustana track athlete from Storm Lake, has been reported missing in Delray Beach, Florida.

According to WPBF News, Yak was last seen Saturday morning around 6:30 a.m. via his home security camera, appearing to be heading out for a run.

Yak’s roommate Tate VanRoekel had arranged to pick Yak up for a coaching commitment Saturday morning and was concerned when Yak was not home, WPBF reports.

VanRoekel stated that Yak’s wallet, keys, and phone were still at the house.

Yak did not return over the weekend, and a group of over a dozen people spent hours on Monday knocking on neighbors’ doors and handing out missing posters, according to WPBF.

A Facebook search group has been formed to share updates on the search.

Delray Beach police urge anyone who has information about Yak’s location to call the department at 561-243-7800.