MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Blue Earth County deputies found the skeletal remains of a body Thursday, authorities said, in a heavily wooded, rural area of South Bend Township.

The remains have not been identified, and the cause of death is unknown.

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The sheriff’s office said the remains were found after authorities received a call Thursday evening.

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The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) is now assisting the sheriff’s office with processing the scene. South Bend Township is about six miles west of Mankato.

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The investigation is on-going.