The Dakota County Sheriff is investigating the death of a Minneapolis man whose body was found along the road in Castle Rock Township.

A release from the Sheriff’s Office said it received a call about 9 a.m. April 26 from a passerby who found the body of Manuel Mandujano, 39, of Minneapolis, in a culvert under a field approach, approximately a mile east of Chippendale Avenue and 255th Street West.

Mandujano was identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office which ruled his death a homicide. The Dakota County Sheriff’s Office is working with the Minneapolis Police Department on the investigation.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Det. Sean Qualy at 651-438-4727 or submit it anonymously at

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