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Sioux County Authorities Release Additional Details Into Death Of Man Who's Body Was Found In Burned Out Vehicle In A Cornfield

Mon 10-5-2020

(Orange City)-- Sioux county authorities have released additional details into the death of a man who's body was found in a burned out vehicle in a cornfield north of Ireton Friday.

Sheriff Dan Altena identifies the victim as 78-year-old Rudolph Martinez of Hawarden.

Altena says it appears Martinez suffered a medical condition that caused him to lose control of a Jeep he had been driving, causing it to leave the road and travel into the field of chopped corn. Altena says the field and vehicle caught on fire.

He says foul play is not suspected.