Gunshot killed missing Foley man; authorities ask for public's help


Jamie Wylie had been missing since December.

His body was found in March on the side of a county road just east of St. Cloud. And last week the Benton County Sheriff's Office said the 31-year-old was murdered.

Now we have a cause: He was fatally shot.

The Benton County Sheriff's Department announced the results of the preliminary autopsy Wednesday. And they're asking for the public's help with the case. The department, with assistance from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, is investigating, but as of Friday morning has yet to make an arrest.

"We continue to work on leads," Deputy Troy Heck told BringMeTheNews.

They ask anyone with information to call the sheriff’s office at (320) 968-7201, or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 255-1301. Tips can also be submitted online at www.tricountycrimestoppers.org, or by texting TRITIP to 247637.

The autopsy was conducted by the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office.

Wylie, a Cottage Grove native who was living in Foley, was last seen alive on Dec. 9 at a friend's house in St. Cloud. The last time anyone had contact with him was that night - he made a cellphone call. His wife Dana said at the time he also left his friend's house upset that night. Forum News Service says he did not have a car at the time and how he left is unknown.

Wylie also has a young son, the site says.

A body was discovered along County Road 75 just east of St. Cloud, between Mayhew Lake Road and East St. Germain Street, around 2:30 p.m. on March 25. The medical examiner identified it as Wylie.

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