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Person found in burned vehicle in western WI


ELLSWORTH (WKOW) – Western Wisconsin sheriff's officials are trying to identify the remains of a person found in a burned vehicle Saturday morning.

According to a Pierce County sheriff's department statement, someone reported finding a burned vehicle in the Town of Trenton, about five miles from Ellsworth, at 8:20 a.m.

The department says deputies found the vehicle in a farm yard where no one line.  The vehicle was not on fire when officers found it.

Authorities said they checked the interior and found human remains.  The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office in Minnesota is expected to perform an autopsy and try to determine the person's identity.

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