Authorities Say Man Who's Body Was Found In Burned Out Storage Unit Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Fri 11-17-2017

            (Milford)-- Authorities have released the cause of death of a man who's body was found in a burned out storage unit on the north side of Milford November 7th.

Dennis Klein, Iowa State Medical Examiner, says an autopsy revealed 53-year-old Francis Petska died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

There's still been no word on a probable cause of the fire that broke out around 8:00 pm that evening. Firefighters from Milford and Arnolds Park-Okoboji quickly put out the fire, which was contained to the one unit. Several nearby storage units sustained smoke damage.