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Bruce Gordon, Director of Communications
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2020
BCA Conducting Death Investigation in Shakopee

​ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Public Safety Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has been requested to lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a man located deceased on Thursday afternoon in the median of northbound Highway 169 at Canterbury Road in Shakopee.

A passerby called 911 shortly before 3 p.m. today to report a possible male on the ground in the median.

The Shakopee Police Department responded to the scene and confirmed that a deceased male was at the location. Minnesota State Patrol troopers arrived shortly thereafter and requested the BCA investigate.

On Wednesday night around 10:40 p.m., State Patrol troopers and Shakopee police officers responded to a three-car crash near the same location. It has not yet been determined whether the two incidents are related.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased following a preliminary autopsy and family notification.

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