A family spokesperson identified the body found near the railroad tracks in Henning as that of 19-year-old Jordan Bolgrean.
The statement, according to Valley News Live, said Bolgrean was an graduated from the Army in 2016 graduate but battled drug addiction.
"Our hope is that other families impacted by drug addiction will take immediate action -- get support from therapists and addiction professionals and have a potentially life-saving conversation," the family's statement said.
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The body of man was found near the railroads tracks in the western Minnesota town of Henning on Friday.
Henning's chief of police Michael Helle told the Brainerd Dispatch that the body was found around 12:30 p.m. Friday and that they aren't searching for any suspects.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says the body will be examined at the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in the Twin Cities.
The man's identity will be released pending notification of his family.
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Henning is a town of about 800 people in Otter Tail County. It's located between Fergus Falls and Wadena.