February 5, 2016

Body found in burned vehicle

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a person whose remains were found in a burned vehicle. According to a statement, someone reported finding a burned vehicle in the Town of Trenton, about five miles from Ellsworth, at 8:20 a.m. Saturday.

The department said deputies found the vehicle in a farm yard where no one lived. They checked the interior and found human remains. The vehicle was no longer on fire when officers found it.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office in St. Paul will perform an autopsy and try to determine the individual’s identity.


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