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Pine Co. Sheriff's Office Investigating Homicide in Royalton Township

The following is from the Pine County Sheriff's Office:

"On March 2, 2020, at 10:09 a.m. the Pine County Sheriff’s Office received a

call about a possible deceased person at a property on Royal Heights Lane in

Royalton Township. Deputies responded to the scene and found a man who

was obviously deceased inside of a motorhome. The Bureau of Criminal

Apprehension (BCA) was called in to assist in the investigation.

The man was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for


The deceased male has been identified as Scott A. Ness age 61, no permanent

address. Investigators are working on a timeline surrounding his death and

following up on any leads.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Pine County

sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380. Tips can also be sent

No further information will be released at this time."

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