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Associated Press, Published December 28 2010

Man's death in burned barn ruled suicide

WATERTOWN, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say a man whose body was found in the debris of a burned barn at his farm near Watertown on Friday died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Codington County authorities announced Tuesday that the death of 58-year-old David Jungers (JUHN'-gurz) has been ruled a suicide.

Authorities say firefighters found a .22 caliber pistol while searching through debris.

Authorities say the barn was a total loss.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.