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Published June 18, 2012, 05:19 PM

Authorities investigating body found in Ottertail River as a homicide

Otter Tail County, MN (WDAY TV) - Otter Tail County authorities are investigating a body found in the Ottertail River as a homicide.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Otter Tail County, MN (WDAY TV) - Otter Tail County authorities are investigating a body found in the Ottertail River as a homicide. Thirty-three year-old Scott Burris's body was pulled out just below the Orwell Dam. That's about 40 miles from where his vehicle was found last month.

Authorities say it couldn't reach that far if it was an accidental drowning. Two Deputies are in Anoka County as an autopsy is being done. As of now officials will not release any preliminary reports of damage to the body. The vehicle is at the BCI lab being tested.

Sheriff Brian Schlueter – Otter Tail County: "In moving water like that a body doesn't go that far just because of the obstructions in the river and the shallow points and so forth."

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