Man found dead in fire possible homicide victim

November 3, 2009

BIRCHWOOD - Sawyer County sheriff's authorities suspect murder-suicide after two men are found dead in separate fires.

A 43-year-old man was found dead in a burned out residence Saturday night in Edgewater Township near Birchwood. Investigators say the nature of the man's wounds and evidence near the body led them to believe he was a homicide victim.

Deputies questioned relatives and friends and developed a suspect. Authorities believe that suspect was the man found dead in a fire Sunday morning near an abandoned mobile home near Spooner in Washburn County.

Both men have not yet been identified.


Associated Press