West Fargo diner owner found dead

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WEST FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) The search for a West Fargo man is over.

Picture released by West Fargo Police Department

A family member confirmed that his body was found.

Tim Hagensen was first reported as missing last night and today a search began to find him.

Tonight, his pickup and body were found on the edge of the West Fargo city limits off 38th Street West just north of I-94.

The red pickup belonging to Tim Hagenson is gone as are investigators.

The truck was found with Hegensen's body inside.

Earlier, some 150 family and friends searched the Kindred area.

They didn't find anything and gathered outside Hegensen's TNT Diner in West Fargo.

The Valley News team spoke with family members who told us it was unusual for Tim to just disappear.

They say his routine included either being at work or at home.

Joshua Hagenson says, "I don't think Tim has missed a day of work in his life. He's one of the hardest workers here at the restaurant every morning about 4:30 or 5.a.m. making food and preparing."

The Cass County Sheriff's Department is handling the investigation and they say that the pickup is still being processed.

At this point, they say no foul play is suspected.

Hegensen's diner gained some notoriety during the summer of 2012.

Actor Tom Hanks made a stop in Fargo, was interested in getting something to eat and wound up having breakfast at the TNT Diner.