Body Found in Meeker County Identified/Arrest Made

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Authorities have identified the body of a man found in rural Meeker County Sunday and have made an arrest in connection with the case.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office identifies the victim as 34-year-old Justin Edward Warnke of Buffalo.

Warnke’s body was found on the 74500 block of 309th Street in Kingston Township (Meeker County).

Authorites say they’ve been and are actively working to determine the specific cause, manner and circumstances of his death, including where he died.

On Wednesday (Jan 1) the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old Montrose man in connection with the investigation and was booked into the Meeker County jail pending formal charges. Formal charges are expected on Monday (Jan 6) in Wright County.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged 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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