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Medical Examiner

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the man who was found dead in a field in Marshall on Thursday as Kurt Meyer, 47, of Cottage Grove.

Meyer’s body was found in a field behind the 300 block of Fir Lane at about 10:20 a.m.

An autopsy did not reveal “any evidence of external-inflicted life-threatening trauma,” Medical Examiner’s Office spokesman Barry Irmen said.

A cause and manner of death has not been identified, Irmen said.

Before finding the body, Marshall police said officers had been called to the Evergreen Village mobile home park at 100 Evergreen Boulevard at about 9:10 a.m. to assist the state Department of Correction’s Probation and Parole Office with a suspicious vehicle complaint.

“Both incidents appear to be linked,” police said.

The Marshall Police Department, state Division of Criminal Investigation, Dane County Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office are continuing to investigate the death.

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Shelley K. Mesch is a general assignment reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. She earned a degree in journalism from DePaul University.