Pine County Sheriff's Office

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what is being called a homicide in Royalton Township. 

According to the Sheriff’s Office, on March 2 at 10:09 a.m. dispatchers 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 Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called in to assist in the investigation.

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

The deceased male has been identified as: Scott A. Ness, 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 to: investigators@co.pine.mn.us

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