Updated: Victim Identified in Steele County Death
Updated: Richard William Jurgensen of Medford has been identified as the deceased in a possible homicide in Steele County. Jurgensen was 22.
According to a press release, an investigation is underway by the Steele County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension of the death of a person whose body was found Sunday morning in rural Steele County.
Deputies of the Steele County Sheriff's office responded to a 911 call of a deceased person found northeast of Owatonna on the roadside. Assisting at the scene include the BCA, crime scene personnel and the Minnesota State Patrol, according to the press release.
The investigation is still in its early stages and at this time no one is in custody.
Please contact the Steele County Tip Line at (866) 878-7964 or Steele/Rice 911 Center at (507) 451-8232 with information connected to this case.
Sheriff Lon Thiele says the investigation continues at this time.