Affidavit: Cottage Grove man didn’t die of natural causes. Homicide investigation underway

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DANE COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- Court records in Dane County show that investigators believe a Cottage Grove man whose body was found in a field in January didn’t die of natural causes. A search warrant shows investigators believe it could be a case of 1st Degree Intentional Homicide.

47-year-old Kurt Meyer was found dead in a cornfield behind the 300 block of Fir Lane in the Village of Marshall on Jan. 17. His body was found by a man who lives nearby.

A search warrant was filed on Jan. 22 in Dane County. An investigator stated in the affidavit that based on the position of Meyer’s body and the condition of his clothing, it appeared he didn’t die of natural causes.

Meyer was found dead in a cornfield behind the 300 block of Fir Lane in the Village of Marshall on Jan. 17. His body was found by a man who lives nearby.

Meyer was last seen by a roommate on Jan. 10 leaving his apartment with an unidentified person. Meyer’s girlfriend reported him missing that day.

Surveillance video at a Kwik Trip in Sun Prairie shows Meyer pumping gas into his vehicle on Jan. 10 around 12:15 p.m.

Meyer’s vehicle was found seven days later on Jan. 17 near 100 Evergreen Blvd. in the Village of Marshall.

Court records show that when his body was found, his pants were covered in dirt, one of his shoes and socks had been removed, and his pants were unzipped. There was damage to his foot and nose which appeared to be caused by an animal. About $100 in cash was found on or near Meyer’s body.