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Officials suspect electrocution in rural Olmsted County death


ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) -- A young man is found dead at an abandoned farm site in Olmsted County, and officials say he may have died while "scrapping wire."

The sheriff's office says the man's body was found last night at about 8:15 p.m.

A man who did not give his name called 911 after seeing the body face down at 40th Avenue and Viola Road Northeast in Haverhill Township.

Investigators believe the man may have cut into a live electrical wire while scrapping copper.

Although the cause of death is still under investigation, electrocution is believed to be the cause.

The man's identity has not been released.

Investigators say it is possible the victim may have been with the man who reported the death, as the caller left before law enforcement arrived on scene.

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