Investigators seek answers in mysterious death of Cosmos man

12:39 PM, Aug 31, 2012   |    comments
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OLIVIA, Minn. - It's been nearly a year since a greater Minnesota man seemingly dropped off the face of the earth.

Unfortunately, the story of Robert Verdon comes with lingering questions, and a heartbreaking ending.

In early September 2011, Verdon left his home in Cosmos to visit an acquaintance in a neighboring city. Verdon never made it to the residence, causing family and friends to become concerned.

One day later investigators discovered Verdon's vehicle in rural Renville County, but he was nowhere to be found.  

Verdon's body was eventually located in October, in a cornfield in Brookfield Township, just southeast of Cosmos.

Since then the case has grown cold. Renville County Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward to anyone with information related to the circumstances surrounding Verdon's disappearance and death.

Anyone who knows anything about Verdon's death is encouraged to call the Renville County Sheriff's Office at (320) 523-1161; Renville County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-720-3780; or by clicking on the "Report A Crime" link at the Renville County Sheriff's Office web site.

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