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Human remains found in woods near Baldwin

By Kelsie Hoitomt

BALDWIN — On Thursday, October 9 at 5:46 p.m. the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report that a hunter had located a human skull in the woods near the 2200 block of 70th Ave in the Baldwin Township.

 Upon arrival the deputies were shown to a wooded area and they located a skull and human remains, just south of the Union Pacific railroad tracks.

According to a news article by WQOW News 18, the sheriff’s office indicated “that an autopsy has positively identified the person as a Baldwin man who went missing in July. It was also determined he had committed suicide by hanging.”

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Woodville Police Department, the Baldwin Area Fire Department, the St. Croix County Highway Department and the St. Croix County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The case remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.