Paynesville Man Found in Fire Was Suicide 22 Sep 12

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says a Paynesville man who was found dead inside a burning mobile home this week committed suicide.

47-year-old Scott Allen Vogelpohl was found dead Monday inside a mobile home at 19503-293rd Ave. A passing motorist called authorities at about 6:01 a.m. to report the fire.

Paynesville firefighters found the mobile home engulfed when they arrived.

Sheriff John Sanner says Vogelpohl’s body was found inside after the flames had been extinguished and a firearm that belonged to Vogelpohl or his family was found near his body/

Sanner says Vogelpohl had sent a suicide note early Monday before the fire.