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Joyce Lorenz

Katie Bengtson

Missing Person Update: Abandoned Vehicle and Body Found in Scott County

Post Date:March 08, 2018

At noon today, Eden Prairie investigators learned the Scott County Sheriff’s Office impounded an abandoned white Honda Accord with Minnesota license 127HCN on Tuesday, March 6. Missing Eden Prairie resident Joseph Best was driving this vehicle when last seen by family at his home in southwest Eden Prairie on Tuesday.

Working closely with Scott County authorities, Eden Prairie Police conducted a search of the area. At 1:49 p.m., the body of a deceased adult male was located in close proximity to where the vehicle was found.

Eden Prairie investigators are assisting with the Scott County Sheriff’s Office death investigation. Official identification and cause of death will be released by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner.

Because this is an active investigation, no further details are available at this time.

Public Information Officers:

Joyce Lorenz

Katie Bengtson

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