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Body Found in Vacant Paynesville Home ID'd as Fugitive

9-9-15 Minnesota:

A body found in a vacant Paynesville home Wednesday has been identified as a convicted and non-compliant sex offender wanted on several warrants.

The Ramsey County medical examiner has identified the body as 28-year-old Ryan Clover. The preliminary autopsy found that Clover died of asphyxia due to hanging, and the manner of death has been ruled suicide.

Paynesville police were called Wednesday to an unknown death on the 400 block of West Mill Street. Clover's last known address was in Isanti County. A property inspector discovered his body during a monthly inspection.

Officers checked the perimeter of the home and noticed signs of entry through a side window on the property. The officer entered the home and found the body in the stairway, police said.

Officers obtained a search warrant for the property. After consulting with the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office, the body was removed and taken to their office for identification and an autopsy.

Clover was convicted in 2008 in Isanti County of third-degree criminal sexual assault of a minor between the ages of 13 and 15. Clover was 21 at the time. He failed to register as a sex offender earlier this year and had been on the run for several weeks.

Authorities tracked him to Paynesville at the end of last month but were unable to find him until now. ..Source.. by Cassie Hart

Authorities: Man sought in Paynesville search found dead

AYNESVILLE Authorities say a man who was the subject of a law enforcement search in August appears to have died in a suicide.

On Tuesday, Paynesville Police Department officers found a body in a Paynesville home that would later be identified as Ryan Gene Clover, according to a news release issued Wednesday by Paynesville Police Chief Paul Wegner.

The department received a report Tuesday after a home inspector found Clover’s body in a vacant residence in the 400 block of West Mill Street.

Clover was later identified during an autopsy performed by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner. The autopsy revealed that Clover had hanged himself, the release said.

Clover was wanted on a felony warrant out of Isanti County for failure to register as a predatory offender as well as terroristic threats.

On Aug. 8, officials from nine different area law enforcement agencies searched for Clover in the Paynesville area but were not successful in finding him. by Ben Rodgers

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