Hillman man dies after being found in woods

The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office identified a man found unresponsive in a wooded area Friday afternoon, Nov. 16, near Orr.

The Sheriff’s Department reported 49-year-old James Hoheisel of Hillman, formerly of Pierz, appeared to be suffering from exposure and died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.

The preliminary investigation did not reveal any suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, but the investigation continues. Authorities are awaiting the results of an autopsy.

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