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Forum Communications Co. Fargo attorney Steven Light listens to a case in a Jamestown, N.D., courtroom Jan. 23.

UPDATED: Autopsy finds Fargo lawyer found dead at rest stop shot himself

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UPDATED: Autopsy finds Fargo lawyer found dead at rest stop shot himself
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HILLSBORO, N.D. - An autopsy has confirmed that Fargo attorney Steven M. Light, whose body was found inside a rest stop near Hillsboro on Wednesday evening, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Traill County Sheriff's Department says.

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A handgun was recovered at the scene, the sheriff's department stated in a news release this afternoon.

Light's body has been released to a funeral home.

The sheriff's office received a 911 call at 6:49 p.m. Wednesday for a medical emergency at the Elm River Rest Area on I-29.

Light, 42, is a prominent defense attorney who had offices in Fargo and Grand Forks. He is survived by his pregnant wife, their 2-year-old daughter and two step-children.

Check back later for updates on this developing story.

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