A dead body was discovered in a culvert under a field approach on Monday, April 26th at approximately 9 am.

The body was found about one mile east of Chippendale Avenue and 255th Street West in Castle Rock Township. A passerby came across the body and notified the Dakota County Sheriff's Office.

The 39-year-old male victim has been identified by Hennepin County Medical Examiner's office as Manuel Mandujano of Minneapolis.

The death is currently under investigation by the Dakota County Sheriff's Office and the Minneapolis Police Department. The death has been ruled a homicide.

If you have any information, contact Detective Sean Qualy at 651-438-4727. You can also submit information anonymously.

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