Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Ka Lee Yang, 49, was found in the apartment's bathroom, but investigators aren't sure why he was there.
"Ka Lee was a deputy sheriff for Ramsey County from 1992 until 2001," said Holli Drinkwine, Ramsey County Sheriff's spokesperson. "He was the first Hmong deputy with our department."
Firefighters went to the 8-unit apartment building on the 1600 block of Sloan Street just before 7 Saturday night.
The fire was large, but contained in the eighth apartment and crews were able to put it out quickly.
The fire is under investigation.