Police investigate after body found in farm field near Willmar

The discovery was made on Wednesday afternoon.
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Police in central Minnesota are investigating after a body was found in a farm field near Willmar.

The discovery was made at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in a field near the intersection of 49th Street NE and 8th Ave NE, a few miles east of Willmar in Kandiyohi County.

Google Satellite shows that the intersection is surrounded by farmland, with a railroad also nearby.

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So far, investigators have not been able to determine their cause of death, with that expected to be confirmed by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office says it's investigating with help from Willmar police, the C6 Drug and Gang Task Force, and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The sex and identity of the victim have not yet been released, pending the notification of their family.

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