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Body Found 2.5 Miles from Stranded Car During Blizzard Conditions

Updated: 01/28/2014 7:31 AM
Created: 01/27/2014 4:51 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

A western Minnesota man who had not been heard from since Sunday night is believed to be dead after a body was found a few miles from his car, authorities said.

According to the McLeod County Sheriff's Office, authorities received a report around 8:30 a.m. Monday of a man who was stuck in a car just south of the city of Stewart.

Authorities said the man was in a car on County Road 7 and 70th Street when the vehicle became stuck and he exited the vehicle.

A man's body was found approximately 2.5 miles from the vehicle, authorities said.

Blizzard condition warnings had been issued in the area.

At this point, additional details have not been released.


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