PAYNESVILLE -- Today (Thursday) WJON News is kicking-off our annual countdown of the Top 10 local news stories of the year.


Here’s a look back at our #10 story for 2015.

A wanted fugitive with several warrants was found dead in a Paynesville home late this summer.

28-year-old Ryan Clover was running from law enforcement in Paynesville after he was wanted for several warrants for terroristic threats and failing to register as a predatory offender.

Clover was missing for more than week, before he was found in a vacant Paynesville home.

Paynesville Police Chief Paul Wegner says a property inspection representative was conducting a month check at the home when they noticed a dead body inside.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner identified the body as Clover and said he died from asphyxia due to hanging.

His death was ruled a suicide.

Coming-up tomorrow (Friday) we’ll have the #9 local news story in our Top 10 countdown.

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