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Homicide case opened after man found dead in Washington County

ST. PAUL — The man whose body was found in a wetland area in May Township in northern Washington County over the weekend died as a result of homicide, officials said Wednesday, June 5.

Authorities said the man is Jose Natividad Genis Cuate, 47, of Minneapolis.

Cuate, whose body was found Sunday afternoon in the 17600 block of Manning Trail, died as a result of a homicide, according to the Ramsey County medical examiner’s office.

It was unclear when Cuate died.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating and is being assisted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.

No further information was available Wednesday.