Authorities ID Victim in Hunting Shack Fire

By KBJR News 1

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Authorities ID Victim in Hunting Shack Fire

August 29, 2013 Updated Aug 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM CST

Lake Vermilion, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Authorities have identified the remains of a man found in a burned down hunting shack nearly two weeks ago.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Department says the victim in the Vermilion Township fire was Josh Michael Haavisto, 37, of Virginia.

The owner of the shack, located north of Embarrass, found the destroyed building along with the remains of Haavisto inside on August 17th.

The cause of the fire and the cause of the person's death have not yet been determined.

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