The cause of death of a 56-year-old Cosmos man whose body was found in a Renville County cornfield earlier this month has still not been released, but more information on Robert Verdon has surfaced. Verdon’s body was discovered by a farmer harvesting corn northeast of Hector on October 15th, and an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of his death was being conducted. Authorities had recovered a vehicle belonging to Verdon in early September near the same field as well, and his family filed a missing person report. The state, however, had Verdon listed as a “Wanted Fugitive” because he had been on supervised release from prison since last November. Verdon was incarcerated in 2004 for selling methamphetamine, and was later convicted of arson as well. He was scheduled to be on supervised release until 2014. Authorities continue to investigate the cause of his death, and have not ruled out foul play at this time.
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