4/21/2017: Ruttgen has been convicted of Second Degree Murder for the death of Raymond Cleffman. The murder occurred on August 12, 2016 in Pittsburg. His sentencing will be set at a later time.
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Update: Carl Ruttgen, 38, has been charged w/ Second Degree Intentional Murder. His first court appearance is 8/17/2016.
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Update: Authorities have identified the body of Raymond Cleffman. The cause of death has yet to be determined.
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On Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm, officers responded to a wooded area south of Caruthers Auto Salvage, 702 E. 4th street, for a deceased male adult being found. The body has been transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City, KS for an autopsy.
A death investigation is currently underway, with additional information being released later today. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at 620-231-1700. Callers may remain anonymous.
Major Brent Narges
Pittsburg Police Department
KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas