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Body found in burned Page County home


September 19th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

Sheriff’s officials in Page County report the body of an individual was found following a fire, early Monday morning. Sheriff Lyle Palmer says at 2:46 am, Page County Communications received numerous calls of a structure fire in Shambaugh Iowa. The Clarinda Fire Department, Clarinda Regional Health Center EMS personnel and Deputies from the Page County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to that fire.

Upon arrival crews located the residence located at 409 Cinder Alley fully engulfed in fire. Fire crews went to work on putting the fire out. Deputies began looking for the owner of the property.

Deputies were unable to locate the owner of the property. Fire crews eventually extinguished the fire. A search of the fire scene was conducted. A body was discovered in the remains of the house. The body was sent to the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office for identification and autopsy.

More information will be released when available.

Department that were on included:
Braddyville Iowa Fire Department
Clarinda Iowa Fire Department
Clarinda Regional Health Center EMS
Iowa State Fire Marshal’s Office
Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office
Page County Sheriff’s Office