A Duluth man who had been missing since fleeing law enforcement in northwestern Wisconsin many days ago has been found dead in a river, officials said.

The body of Ryan Mitchell Lahti, 43, was recovered by searchers Monday afternoon from the Pokegema River just south of Superior, Wis., the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said.

Lahti, 43, was reported missing a few days earlier to Duluth police by family members who hadn't seen him for several days, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

Lahti was last seen about 8 p.m. June 8 as he fled into the woods during a traffic stop by Douglas County deputies on Cemetery Road south of Hwy. 105, the Sheriff's Office said. An extensive search using multiple dogs, drones and thermal imaging technology failed to find Lahti at the time.

Deputies found his body Monday afternoon with the help of Lahti's family and friends, not far from the traffic stop and partly submerged in the river near Oakes Avenue and Cemetery Road, the Sheriff's Office said.

Officials have yet to disclose a preliminary cause of death.

Court records in Minnesota show Lahti has been convicted of numerous driving-related and other offenses over the years — four times for drunken driving and once each for illegal weapons possession, leaving the scene of a crash involving injury, fleeing police and giving officers a false name.