BISMARCK -- North Dakota Medical Examiner, Dr. William Massello, said Tuesday it may be a couple of months before results are returned from the lab and he can determine what caused the death of 21-year-old Dustin Bergsing, who was found early Saturday at a remote Marathon Oil well in northwestern Dunn County.
The body of Bergsing, of Edgar, Mont., has been released to his family for burial, Massello said.
In the meantime, Massello said he has reached no conclusions, but says after study results are complete in a couple of months, “I hope to have answers by then.”
Both Dunn County Sheriff Don Rockvoy and a Marathon Oil spokesperson said there was no apparent incident at the well that could be linked to the death. The sheriff said neither foul play, nor self-harm were suspected. He also said inhalation of gas fumes at the well had been ruled out as a cause of death.
Bergsing was the employee of a contractor, according to Marathon Oil.
The sheriff said Bergsing was found by a co-worker, who called 911