Sioux County Sheriff

Deceased person discovered in burning vehicle near Ireton – October 2

On Friday, October 2, at 8:57 p.m., the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a vehicle on fire that occurred one-quarter mile into a corn field, one and one-half miles north of Ireton, IA.

Upon further investigation, responders discovered a 2007 Jeep Commander fully engulfed by fire. The body of a person was discovered inside the Jeep. The person was pronounced dead at the scene by the Sioux County Medical Examiner.

The body was transported to the Iowa Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, IA for an autopsy. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of relatives.

The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Ireton Ambulance and Ireton Fire Department.