SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - The Iowa State Medical Examiner on Thursday released the identity of a body discovered after Sunday’s fire at the Hill Avenue Apartments Building in Spirit Lake. Authorities said the victim of the fire is identified as 48-year-old Edwin Dowd.
The Spirit Lake Fire Department recovered his body in the debris on Monday. Two other residents were treated for smoke inhalation.
The cause of the blaze has been ruled as undetermined by the State Fire Marshal's Office due to the extensive damage to the structure.