Authorities ID body found in Dayton park

2:56 PM, Nov 15, 2010   |    comments
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DAYTON, Minn. -- The Hennepin County medical examiner's office has identified the body found in the Elm Creek Park Reserve in Dayton.

He's 26-year-old Christopher Cox from Champlin.

Officials have told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that the man apparently died from a shotgun wound to the head and the body had been in the park for months.

The remains were found by a man walking in a wooded area in the north end of the park on Friday afternoon.

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