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Body of missing former college basketball player found in crashed car in Savage

Oyugi played college basketball at Crown College in Minnesota.

A body found in a crashed vehicle along Highway 101 in Savage on Tuesday morning has been identified as Keegan Oyugi, who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Oyugi, a former basketball star at Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota, had been the subject of numerous law enforcement and community search efforts since he was reported missing June 12 in the area of Prior Lake and Savage. 

The red Ford Mustang that Oyugi was last seen leaving the Prior Lake and Savage area early on the morning of June 12 was discovered shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday along westbound Highway 101 in Savage. 

Savage Police Department issued a press release saying that Oyugi was positively identified inside the vehicle, dressed in what police "believe he was wearing at the time of his disappearance."

It appears that Oyugi is the victim of a single vehicle crash, according to police, though a formal cause of death and positive identification will come at a later date from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Minnesota State Patrol. 

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Oyugi had last been seen leaving the area in the Mustang, which featured a white stripe on the rocker panel. He was believed to have been driving to his home in Saint Bonifacius, according to police. 

Since his disappearance, his family had searched for him daily with the help of local police, Minnesota United and the Minnesota Kenyans Association. 

His family told FOX 9 that Oyugi had plans to move back to Kenya in July to play professional basketball. According to the Crown College athletics website, Oyugi was a senior during the 2018-19 basketball season. 

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