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Investigation underway after body found during welfare check in Plato

The identity of the deceased has not yet been revealed.

Police have launched an investigation after a body was found during a welfare check in McLeod County, Minnesota.

The discovery was made in the early hours of Friday morning, with the McLeod County Sheriff's Office saying deputies responded to a welfare check in the city of Plato.

Few details of the deceased have been revealed at this stage, with their identity and cause of death expected to be released in the coming days by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

Plato is a city of around 320 people located on Hwy. 212 between Glencoe and Norwood Young America.

Note: The details provided in this story are based on the police’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.

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