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Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office investigate a fire and death at a rural home

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Updated: Jun. 21, 2021 at 5:42 PM CDT
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MAHASKA COUNTY, Iowa (KYOU) -On Monday, June 21 around 9:50 am members of the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office and the Oskaloosa Fire Department were dispatched to 3046 Newland Way in rural Mahaska County, in reference to a house fire.

At the time of the dispatch, it was reported that someone was inside the home.

When the fire was extinguished deputies and firefighters found the deceased body of 52-year-old Jeffrey Fisher was found inside.

It was discovered that the home had been intentionally lit on fire in at least 6 different locations within the structure.

The preliminary investigation into this matter indicates that Fisher died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

His body has been taken to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for autopsy. The investigation into this matter is continuing.

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