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Rape suspect found dead in Fargo had no signs of trauma, police say

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FARGO – Police are working to determine what happened to a suspect in a Moorhead rape who was found dead Tuesday in his Fargo home.

Richard Lee Haaland Jr., 46, was set to stand trial in two weeks on charges that he beat up and sexually assaulted a woman in Moorhead last September.

Deputy Chief Pat Claus said Fargo police responded to a call of an unattended death at 1:27 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of First Street North, where officers found Haaland in his home.

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