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Renville County sheriff seeking information about 2011 death

OLIVIA -- The Renville County Sheriff's Office and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension are seeking information about the disappearance and death of Robert J. Verdon, 56, of Cosmos last year.

In early September 2011, Verdon left his home in Cosmos to visit an acquaintance in a neighboring town. Verdon never made it there.

The following day, the Sheriff's Office recovered Verdon's vehicle in rural Renville County, but Verdon could not be located. Verdon's family filed a missing person report in the days following his disappearance.

In October 2011, Verdon's body was found in a cornfield in Brookfield Township, southeast of Cosmos near where his car had been found.

Renville County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward to anyone with information about the circumstances surrounding Verdon's disappearance and death.

Information can be reported to the Renville County Sheriff's Office by calling (320) 523-1161; or reported anonymously by calling 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,