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Authorities: Roofer killed co-worker with saw

RIVER FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in western Wisconsin say a roofer is accused of intentionally using a circular saw to fatally injure a co-worker.

The Pierce County sheriff’s office says deputies responded to a report of an injured roofer Monday near River Falls. Authorities say an unconscious man was found on the roof with severe lacerations to his neck and face. He died at the scene.

The victim was identified as 37-year-old Israel Valles-Flores of St. Louis, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Authorities say a 24-year-old St. Louis man is believed to have injured Valles-Flores with a circular saw. He was arrested on suspicion of intentional homicide and booked into jail.

He remained jailed Tuesday. A motive was not immediately known.

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