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Police identify body found on side of road, man arrested

Police say the body was moved after the man died.

Authorities in Meeker County have identified the man whose body was found on the side of a road earlier this week.

The body of Justin Warnke, 34, of Buffalo, Minnesota, was found in the 74500 block of 309th Street in Kingston Township on Sunday, Dec. 29.

While his cause of death hasn't yet been released, police believe he died in a location other than where his body was found.

Furthermore, the sheriff's office announced that a 37-year-old man from Montrose, Minnesota, has been arrested in connection with the investigation.

He was arrested on a traffic stop on U.S. Hwy. 12 at Meeker County Road 9, and taken into custody without incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Wright County Sheriff’s Office at 763-682-7600 or the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400.

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