MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An autopsy performed Monday revealed that the victim found inside a burning van over the weekend was an adult male, the Rice County Sheriff’s Office said.
However, no other information is available as identification and toxicity tests are still pending.READ MORE: Southern Minnesota Man Gets Life In Prison For Child Pornography, Sexually Exploiting Teenage Girl
Authorities began an investigation Sunday morning after the victim was found. Rice County deputies and the Faribault Fire Department were sent to a vehicle fire on 150th Street West and Acorn Trail, which is in rural Rice County.READ MORE: Jasmine Powell Leaves Gophers, Set To Enter NCAA Transfer Portal
The Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner’s Office performed the autopsy.MORE NEWS: Minneapolis Police Policy And Training Under Scrutiny At Federal Civil Rights Trial For George Floyd’s Death
The Rice County Sheriff’s Office and the State Fire Marshall’s Office are still investigating.