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Authorities identify body found in Hwy. 169 median

The body was found on Thursday, and may have been there since a crash the night before.
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Police have identified the body found in the median of Hwy. 169 in Shakopee Thursday.

The body belongs to Ryan Wesley Hobot, 22, of Eagan, who the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office says died from multiple blunt force injuries.

The body was reported at 3 p.m. on Thursday, by a caller who said they'd noticed it during their morning commute, and called it in after seeing it was still there in the afternoon.

Authorities are investigating whether Hobot's death is connected to a three-car crash near where his body was found the night before.

Dispatch audio reviewed by BMTN contained an exchange between officers that said: "This looks like it was related to your crash from last night, it might be the guy that was missing from your crash that they thought took off, so you might want to come out here."

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Minnesota State Patrol are investigating Hobot's death.

Hobot was identified as being a former cadet with the NSCC Twin Cities Squadron, which paid tribute in a Facebook post on Saturday.

"It is with heavy hearts that we share the news that former NSCC Twin Cities Squadron Cadet Ryan Wesley Hobot has passed away," it said.

"We send our thoughts and prayers to Cadet Hobot and his family."

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