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Authorities identify body found northeast of Owatonna

OWATONNA — The Steele County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of the man found on the side of a rural road in Steele County on Sunday.

Steele County Sheriff Lon Thiele said the body of 22-year-old Richard William Jurgensen of Medford was found on the side of a rural road northeast of Owatonna.

The sheriff's office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating the case as a homicide. The exact location of where the body was found and why law enforcement suspect a homicide is not being released as of this morning. Thiele said.

No arrests have been made in the case, he said.

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