Itasca County Sheriff’s Office
440 1st Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Phone (218) 326-3477
Fax (218) 326-4663
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2012
The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a, 68 year old, Nashwauk Man.
On Friday night, December 7th, the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of a building and vehicle on fire in Balsam Township on County Road 8.
Balsam Township Fire Department responded to the scene along with Sheriff’s Deputies and discovered a body in the vehicle driver’s seat when the fire was put out. The body was identified as, 68 year old, Louis Stewart of Nashwauk.
The 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.
The case is still under investigation and no foul play is suspected.