December 19, 2018 10:16 AM
An 86-year-old man's body was found in a burned field in Brockway Township Monday afternoon, according to the Stearns County Sheriff's Office.
According to Sheriff Don Gudmundson, Edwin Opatz was found dead in the field after the department was called to the area near the 10600 block of River Street.
Authorities said the preliminary investigation revealed Opatz was burning grass earlier that day.
His remains were sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy.
The investigation is ongoing, according to the sheriff's office.
Updated: December 19, 2018 10:16 AM
Created: December 19, 2018 10:06 AM
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