Man found dead in south-central Minnesota cornfield

The 33-year-old was found in his vehicle.
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A 33-year-old man was found dead inside his vehicle in a cornfield in south-central Minnesota on Thursday, according to the Mankato Free Press, which cites the Brown County Sheriff's Office. 

Per the sheriff, the family of the 33-year-old Butterfield man had been looking for him for two days before he was found in a cornfield near County Road 17, approximately three miles east of Comfrey. 

The man, identified as Adam Kroecker, had last been seen leaving work. 

A cause of death has not been announced. Foul play is not suspected and there is no threat to the public. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Brown County Sheriff's Office. 

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