Sheriff’s Office: Body found in vehicle after fire


STEELE CO., Minn. – Authorities are investigating after a man’s body was found inside a vehicle that had been on fire in a rural farm field west of Owatonna on Sunday.

Around 6:30 p.m., the Steele County Sheriff’s Office and Owatonna Fire Department responded to a suspicious call in the 2000 block of NW 52nd Ave. When they arrived, they found the vehicle fire in the field and the body of a man inside the vehicle.

Victim identification and cause of death are currently under investigation. The vehicle was a total loss.

More details will be released later. The incident is under investigation by the Steele County Sheriff’s Office, Steele County Coroner’s Office, Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office and the state fire marshal.



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