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"Jam for Joe" benefit to help family of missing Minneapolis man

Posted by: Matt McKinney Updated: August 20, 2014 - 6:30 PM

The family, friends and neighbors of a Minneapolis man missing since July 1 will set aside their search for one night Thursday to hold a benefit for his wife and two young daughters.

Josef Zurnieden, 42, was last seen at 6 a.m. on July 1 at his home in the Hiawatha neighborhood of south Minneapolis; his vehicle was found two days later near 26th and Marshall in northeast Minneapolis.  

A police bulletin issued at the time of his disappearance said Zurnieden, who is white, stands six feet tall and weighs about 165 pounds with dark, receding hair. Authorities do not suspect foul play. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Minneapolis Police Department's tips line at 612-692-TIPS (8477). 

FUNDRAISER DETAILS: The "Jam for Joe" fundraiser runs from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, at St. Helena's Catholic School, 3200 E. 44th St., Minneapolis. The event will move into the school's gymnasium in the event of rain. A suggested donation of $10 per person is being suggested. 

Donations can be made directly into the Wells Fargo account 8678229694, with tax ID 47-6346506. Checks can be mailed to the Zurnieden Family Trust, PO Box 17112, Minneapolis, 55417.

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