BRUNING, NE — A days-long search for a missing Bruning man has ended. 

The Nebraska State Patrol reported Thursday afternoon 43-year-old Jamie Balluch was found dead on Wednesday.

Authorities say he was located inside a grain bin at Bruning Grain and Feed Company where he worked. Next of kin has been notified. 

Balluch was last seen on the property Feb. 2. The Thayer County Sheriff's Office requested the state patrol's help on the case after preliminary searches of the property were unable to locate him. 

An autopsy has been scheduled. The investigation is ongoing.