On Sunday afternoon around 2:15, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unresponsive male at a rural Ellsworth Township location. The initial investigation revealed the man from Waverly had been deceased for quite some time and investigators believe he died somewhere other than where he was found.

The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Shawn Jacob Medley of Waverly. Medley had been reported missing on February 7th in Wright County. Medley’s vehicle, a 2010 Silver Hyundai Elantra with MN plates 748HUD, was located abandoned in Litchfield in the early morning hours on February 10th.

The investigation into the cause and manner of death is ongoing. 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 693-5400 or leave information on the confidential tip-line at 693-5411.

Assisting with the investigation is the MN BCA and Litchfield Police Department. The exact location of the area where Medley’s body was found is being withheld at this time due to the ongoing investigation.