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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Fire Officials Release Name of Milford Fire Victim

Milford, IOWA --- Fire Officials are now releasing the name of the child who died in the May 7, 2011 Milford, Iowa fire. The body of two year old Dustin Ladehoff was recovered from the fire scene.

At 11:19 AM on May 7, 2011 the Milford Fire Department was called to a fatal structure fire located at 1411 6th Street, Suite 119 at the Pioneer Trailer Court in Milford, Iowa. Upon arrival fire crews said they met heavy smoke and fire. Crews were then informed that a child was still inside the residence. Fire personnel made entry form both ends of the trailer house and encountered high heat and heavy smoke. Firefighters recovered the body of two year old Dustin Ladehoff from the residence. Fire crews were on scene for approximately three hours.

An investigation into the cause and manner of the fire is still ongoing by the State Fire Marshal's Office. Also assisting in this matter are the Milford Police, Arnolds Park Police, and Milford Utilities.

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