Deputies say they'll have more information Friday morning about an "active crime scene" near Buffalo Ridge that drew a response from more than a dozen deputies from the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office.
Officials from the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office on scene would not disclose the nature of the investigation, but an Argus Leader reporter observed first responders removing something wrapped in a white sheet from a camper in the field, where much of the activity was centered.
Cpt. Josh Phillips, with the sheriff’s office, said the incident was being treated as an "active crime scene," but would not comment any further, including releasing details of what may have been in the white sheet, which was placed onto a stretcher and loaded into the back of an ambulance.
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Authorities arrived at the scene around noon, Phillips said, after receiving a report of what was an "accident."
He added that he didn't believe the public was in danger, but said that "we do ask the public if they have any information from earlier this week till now of the individuals that maybe were out here, or if they heard or saw anything."
Deputies on scene asked media to stay across the highway from the area as the investigation continued. Authorities also brought out a drone to help provide an aerial view of the "heavy, dense, weeded" area for investigators, Phillips said.
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