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Dead man identified as 22-year-old SDSU student

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DE SMET -- The SDSU student whose body was discovered east of De Smet Saturday afternoon apparently froze to death, according to Kingsbury County Sheriff Kevin Scotting.

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Thomas Bjerke, 22, of Bradley, S.D., was identified as the dead man, Scotting said Monday afternoon.

"It was 4 below and he had been riding on the frame for an hour," Scotting said.

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