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Update: Identity of Body in Burnt Hunting Shack Released

Posted at: 08/18/2013 8:01 AM
Updated at: 08/29/2013 5:38 PM



Authorities have identified the victim of a hunting shack fire earlier this month.

The St. Louis County Medical Examiner has identified the victim as Josh Michael Haavisto, 37, of rural Virginia.  His body was found in a burnt shack on Wiseman Road in Vermilion Lake Township, about six miles southwest of Tower.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says the owner of the shack discovered the destroyed building on Aug. 17 and found human remains in the ashes.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information about the incident to call their Virginia office at 218-749-7134.