Mar 10, 2014 at 10:24 am
MADISON, Minn. (KNSI) A high school football star in western Minnesota who planned to attend St. John's University next fall has died after fleeing an underage drinking party that was being broken up by the Lac Qui Parle County Sheriff's Office.
Eighteen year-old Michael Anyasike of Dawson was a senior at Dawson-Boyd High School. He was unaccounted for after deputies arrived at the party early Sunday morning just outside of Madison, Minnesota.
The Star Tribune reports there were about 20 vehicles parked outside the farm site when officers arrived shortly after midnight. Moments later, Anyasike and others at the property ran.
Anyasike's body was found some 12 hours later in a nearby farm field. He was taken to a Madison hospital but efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The cause of death has not been released.
Anyasike was a star running back on the Dawson-Boyd football team that played in the Prep Bowl last fall, losing to Mahnomen in the title game. He rushed for more than 1,200 yards and 14 touchdowns on the season.