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Jamie Wylie, 31, of Foley, Minn., had been missing since December 2013. His body

St. Cloud man arrested in shooting death of Jamie Wylie

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

FOLEY - A St. Cloud man was jailed Thursday in connection with the shooting death of 31-year-old Jamie Wylie.

Travis McKinney, 25, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of second-degree murder and booked into the Benton County Jail, according to a jail employee.

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Wylie, a former Cottage Grove resident, went missing Dec. 9 after he left a friend’s house in St. Cloud.

Wylie’s body was found March 25 on a roadside in Benton County, east of St. Cloud. An autopsy concluded he had died of homicidal violence by gunshot wound, authorities said.

Benton County Chief Deputy Troy Heck said in a statement that McKinney was arrested near Avon in Stearns County. Further information was not immediately available.

Heck said the case remains active, and anyone with information about Wylie’s death is asked to call the Benton County Sheriff’s Office at (320) 968-7201 or the Tri-County Crime Stoppers at (800) 255-1301. Information also can be shared by texting TRITIP to 274637.

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