Man found dead outside home in Sawyer County

SAWYER COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU)-- Deputies are investigating the death of a man found lying on the sidewalk in Sawyer County.

The Sawyer County Sheriff's Department says it got a call on New Year's Day from a couple who lives on Margaret Lane that someone had kicked in their door and a person was in their yard. When deputies got there, they found 25-year-old Matthew Raimer, from California, lying on the sidewalk in front of the home. They say he was pronounced dead at the scene and appeared to have been outside for a long time.

Deputies learned Raimer had been dropped off in the area of his family’s home on Hamblin Street by a sober bus from River’s Edge Saloon and did not make it. It is believed he thought he was at his family’s home and was trying to get in the door.

No foul play is suspected but the investigation is still ongoing.