- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a Rapid City man found dead inside a burned camper near downtown and ruled the death a suicide.

The body of 54-year-old Joseph Lanoue was found May 11 after firefighters doused the blaze. The Rapid City Journal reports authorities used DNA to identify him.

The fire prompted the evacuation of some homes in the area, and a nearby elementary school was placed on secure status. The fire spread to an outbuilding and a two-story residence, and as the camper burned, ammunition inside it exploded.


Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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