Authorities investigating homicide in Pine County

Authorities are investigating a homicide that occurred in Pine County.

According to a news release, the Pine County Sheriff's Office received a call Monday morning about a possible deceased person on Royal Heights Lane in Royalton Township.

When deputies arrived, they found a deceased man in a motorhome.

The man was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy, and the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was called to assist the investigation.

The man was identified as 61-year-old Scott A. Ness, who had no permanent address.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Pine County Sheriff's Office at 320-629-8380. Tips can also be sent to