Man found dead in burned car identified

10:37 AM, Dec 10, 2012   |    comments
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NASHWAUK, Minn. - Itasca County sheriff's officials have identified the man found dead following a car fire in Balsam Township.

The body of 68-year-old Louis Stewart, of Nashwauk, was found in the driver's seat of the vehicle along County Road 8 last Friday. Sheriff's officials say they received a 911 call about the fire and later discovered Stewart's body.

The Itasca County Sheriff's Office was assisted at the scene by the Minnesota State Patrol and is coordinating the investigation with the Minnesota State Fire Marshal's Office.

No foul play is suspected in this incident.

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