Meeker County Sheriff investigating death of 39-year-old

The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a 39-year-old male who was found deceased in his vehicle in Greenleaf Township in rural Litchfield.

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LITCHFIELD — The Meeker County Sheriff's Office received a report at 6:11 a.m. Monday of a deceased male in a vehicle parked alongside the road on the 61000 block of 620th Avenue in Greenleaf Township north of Litchfield.

According to a news release, Meeker County deputies and detectives responded to the scene, and the male was identified as Jason Sutter, 39, of Hutchinson.

Sutter was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy.

Also assisting at the scene was the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

The case is currently and actively under investigation, and no further information is available at this time.


Anyone who had contact with or saw Sutter on Sunday is encouraged to contact the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office at 320-693-5400, or information may be left on a confidential tip line at 320-693-5411.

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