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Decomposed body found by highway worker in Burnsville

The identity of the person will be released at a later stage of the investigation.
A stoplight at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and River Hills Drive in Burnsville. 

A stoplight at the intersection of Hwy. 13 and River Hills Drive in Burnsville. 

A state highway worker discovered a decomposed body along Highway 13 near River Hills Drive in Burnsville on Wednesday. 

The grim discovery was reported at 10:36 a.m., according to Burnsville Police Department, which hasn't provided any further information about the finding. 

No estimate for how long the body had been there has been provided, and the identity of the person is pending a case review by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Burnsville Police Department is investigating the case. 

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