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Homicide investigation underway after fishermen discover body in Austin, MN


Authorities now know the name of the man recently found floating in a Minnesota river, but little else as the investigation into his homicide gets underway.

The Mower County Sheriff's Office has confirmed the identity of the deceased as David Allen Madison, a 39-year-old Austin resident whose body was discovered by anglers in the Cedar River on Sunday, ABC 6 reports.

And while authorities also confirmed that Madison died by homicide, the station says, they would not reveal any other details as to the nature of his death.

However, according to the Post Bulletin, the sheriff's office believes Madison was killed at another location and then "dumped in the river," where the Austin Daily Herald says the body spent one or two days before being found.

The Post Bulletin adds that authorities are interviewing an "individual," but wouldn't name the interviewee as a person of interest in the case.

Authorities are now asking anyone who might know about Madison's activities in the days leading up to his death to contact them, ABC 6 says.

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