Suspected Scrapper Dies From Electrocution

Posted at: 06/19/2013 11:39 AM

(ABC 6 NEWS) - The Olmsted County Sheriff’s department is investigating after deputies found a man dead near an abandoned farm.

Deputies were called just after 8 o’clock Tuesday night to an abandoned residence off of 40th Ave. and Viola Road NE.

Upon arrival they located the body of an adult male near a power pole. The sheriff’s department says after early investigations they believe the male was cutting and scrapping wire from the farm and that he cut into a live electrical wire.

Although the exact cause of death is under investigation they it’s suspected that the male suffered an electrocution.

 A vehicle and other items were found at the scene. Investigators are working to identify the male as well as any others that may have been with him at the time.

 The sheriff’s department is hoping the anonymous 9-1-1 caller will come forward to help them with the investigation.

 An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday.