Hunter finds body in wooded area of rural Mankato

Authorities are investigating after a hunter reported finding a body in the woods near Mankato.

Deputies were called to the area northeast of Highway 83 on Thursday.

Authorities don’t know the name and identity of the person. The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office says there is no threat to the public.

Investigators from the sheriff’s office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are investigating with help from the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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