Human remains found in Hennepin County park identified

A body found in Elm Creek Park Reserve in Dayton has been identified, the Pioneer Press reported.

The body of Christopher Cox, 26, of Champlin was found Friday afternoon by a man who was walking in the park. The remains were about 400 yards from the parking lot.

Officials said the man died from a shotgun wound to the head, KARE11 reported. The body had been in the park for months.

The Hennepin County sheriff's office is investigating the case.

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