Body Found In Burned Out Storage Unit Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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 seventh.

Iowa State Medical Examiner Dennis Klein 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 received smoke damage.

(Story from KUOO/KUQQ, Spirit Lake)