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Roofer accused of killing co-worker with circular saw at Wisconsin job site

RIVER FALLS, Wis.—A roofer fatally attacked a co-worker at a River Falls-area job site with a saw, authorities said Tuesday.

The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said a 37-year-old man died at the scene and a 24-year-old suspect was arrested on suspicion of first-degree intentional homicide. The deceased was identified as St. Louis, Mo., resident Israel Valles-Flores.

Sheriff's deputies were called at 4:31 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, to a home in River Falls for a report of an injured roofer. Valles-Flores was found unconscious on the roof with "severe lacerations to the neck and face," the sheriff's office said.

Deputies unsuccessfully attempted life-saving measures.

The investigation revealed fellow St. Louis resident Maguel A. Nabarro caused Valles-Flores' injuries with a circular saw.

Pierce County District Attorney Sean Froelich said Tuesday he had yet to receive reports on the case.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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