Body found after Swisher house fire

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 27, 2012 6:30 AM

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Law-enforcement officials, along with the Jefferson/Monroe Fire Department, responded to a report of a house fire in which a man's body was found at 1663 Falcon Ave. N.W. in Swisher on Monday. A witness who went to the residence to check on the house reportedly found a deceased individual, later identified as 71-year-old Daryl Dosch, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.

The exact time of the fire was unknown, but Dosch was last seen at 6 p.m. Sunday; he was found at 11 a.m. Monday, the release said. The state fire marshal told the Johnson County Sheriff's Office the couch reportedly caught on fire, but the fire extinguished itself.

According to the release, the cause of death has not been determined; an autopsy will be performed by the Iowa Medical Examiner's Office. The fire and death are not considered suspicious, the release said.

— by Jordyn Reiland

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