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Authorities: Body found after Mid-Mich. barn fire

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MONTCALM COUNTY, MI (AP) -

Authorities say an unknown person's badly burned body has been found after a fire inside a mid-Michigan barn owned by the parents of state Sen. Judy Emmons.

The victim isn't a relative of the Republican lawmaker from Sheridan.

MLive.com and WOOD-TV say authorities received a report of the fire early Tuesday. The farm is in Montcalm County's Bushnell Township, about 45 miles northwest of Lansing.

The sheriff's department is investigating the death, and authorities say they're sending the victim's body to Michigan State University for identification. They say the age and sex of the victim weren't immediately clear.

A state fire marshal is assisting the investigation, and the cause hasn't been announced.

Emmons says her parents live about two miles from the barn.

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