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Male body discovered in cornfield

Autopsy to be performed

A male body was discovered in a corn field south of Fort Dodge on Tuesday, according to the Webster County Sheriff’s Office.

Due to the condition of the body a positive identification was not immediately determined, the Sheriff’s Office reported.

The time that the body was discovered and its exact location were not released by officials on Wednesday.

The body has been sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy to be performed.

The person located does not appear to be a victim of criminal activity.

The Sheriff’s Office said there’s no threat to the public in regards to this investigation.

The Sheriff’s Office said more information will be forthcoming as it becomes available.

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