MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Meeker County are investigating after the body of a missing Waverly man was found Sunday afternoon.

According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report on February 11 at 2:15 p.m. of an unresponsive male at a rural Ellsworth Township location, which is being withheld pending the completion of the investigation.

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The victim was identified as 40-year-old Shawn Jacob Medley, who was reported missing on February 7 in Wright County.

Authorities believe Medley was deceased for some time before being found and investigators believe he died somewhere other than where he was found.

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The day before his body was found, Medley’s vehicle, a 2010 Silver Hyundai Elantra with license plate 748HUD, was found abandoned in Litchfield.

(credit: Meeker County Sheriff’s Office )

Anyone who had contact with Medley or know where he or his vehicle had been over the past week is urged to call the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400 or leave information on our confidential tip-line at 320-693-5411.

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The investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing.