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Human remains found in burned-out van in rural East Pierce County

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on July 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm |
July 18, 2012 6:53 pm

Human remains found in a burned-out van Monday morning on a rural road in East Pierce County are being investigated as a suspicious death.

Deputies were called about 7 a.m. to L S Gate, a rural road in the Mount Rainier foothills, Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The remains have not been identified, but appear to be a man’s, Troyer added.

Officials think the van was set ablaze the night before.

The investigation is ongoing.

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