Unidentified body found in Dakota City burnt out home Thursday

By matt@siouxlandscanner.com Updated on Friday, January 12 2018 06:25pm

A body of an unidentified man has been found in the rubble of a home after a fire that broke out just sound of Dakota City at 1906 Highway 77 Thursday, January 11th just after 10:00 am.

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A release from Dakota County Sheriff's Office says that when deputies arrived they were unable to enter the home as it was filled with smoke. Contact was made with the home over who was in Arizona told officials nobody was to be in the home.

The body, believed to be a Native American Male was transported to Sioux City for an autopsy to determine the cause of death and identification. It has been determined the man died of smoke inhalation and foul play is not suspected.

Firefighters spent most of Thursday fighting the blaze, the home is a complete loss.