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Update: Victim identified in Roberts County transient camp death

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The Roberts County Sheriff's Department has confirmed that they are investigating the death of 59-year-old Murray Michael Hill of Sisseton.

Hill's death was a result of an incident that occurred on October 2 in rural Roberts County.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the investigation are the Roberts County Sheriff's Office, the State Fire Marshall and the Division of Criminal Investigation.

Earlier story:

At least one person is dead in connection with a grass fire north of Sisseton on Tuesday.

Sisseton Fire Chief Jeff Pageler told KWAT Radio the fire happened in a wooded area north of Sisseton near the Sisseton Wapheton Housing. Pagler said fire crews responded to the call shortly after 1:00 p.m. and the fire was extinguished shortly after 3:00 p.m. Two acres of woodland were burned.

Pageler told KWAT Radio no other fire departments were called to help, but a local farmer helped in the fire. Pageler said the farmer tilled up the land next to a standing corn field near the fire so the blaze wouldn't spread.

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