Renville County Body ID 18 Oct 11

Authorities have identified the body found in a Renville County cornfield on Saturday as that of 56-year-old Robert J. Verdon of Cosmos. The body was discovered by a farmer harvesting corn in a field northeast of Hector in Brookfield Township. Renville County Sheriff Scott Hable says that his office located and recovered a vehicle belonging to Verdon in early September which had been found abandoned near the same cornfield where the body was discovered. Verdon’s family later filed a missing person’s report. An autopsy on the body has been completed, but authorities have not yet released the official cause and manner of Verdon’s death. The Renville and Meeker County Sheriff’s Offices and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are continuing to investigate.