WAVERLY, Minn. - Authorities in Meeker County are investigating the death of a Waverly man.

Shawn Medley, 40, was reported missing on Feb. 7. His body was found Sunday afternoon in rural Ellsworth Township. Investigators believe he was dead for quite some time and believe he died somewhere other than where he was found.

Medley’s vehicle, a 2010 Silver Hyundai Elantra with MN plates 748HUD, was found abandoned in Litchfield early Saturday morning.

Anyone who had contact with or knows where Medley, or his vehicle, has been during the past week is urged to call the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400.

The investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing. Minnesota BCA and Litchfield Police are assisting in the investigation.

Shawn Medley's vehicle (Credit: Meeker Co. Sheriff's Office)