Additional Details Being Released Into Body That Was Found In A House In West Okoboji Following A Fire

Wed 11-4-2020

(West Okoboji)-- We're learning some additional details regarding a body that was found in a house heavily damaged by fire earlier today (Wed.) in West Okoboji.

As we reported previously, the Milford Fire Department was called around 8:17 am to 1213 Okoboji Boulevard after getting a report of smoke coming from the residence. Officers attempted to make entry but were unsuccessful due to the heavy smoke. 

The fire was brought under control around 8:43 am and a deceased male was located in the residence. The body has been transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office. It wasn't immediately certain as to whether or not the man died as a direct result of the fire. Milford police say there were no signs of foul play. The man's name has not been released pending positive identification and notification of family.

The cause of the fire has been ruled as accidental and is under investigation with assistance of the State Fire Marshall's Office.