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Man found dead in field near Willmar was killed, police say

He's been identified as 24-year-old David Medellin Jr.

Police investigating a body found in a field east of Willmar say the man's death is a homicide.

Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as 24-year-old David Medellin Jr., of Willmar, whose body was found in a plowed field near 49th Street NE and 8th Avenue NE just after 3 p.m. on Halloween.

An autopsy on the body by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office resulted in his death being ruled a homicide, though no details on how he died have been revealed.

Police now want to hear from anyone who had contact with Medellin from Oct. 24 onwards.

Anyone with information should contact the sheriff's office on 320-235-1260.

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