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Authorities Identify Body Found in North Iowa House Fire

Local and state officials have identified the body discovered following a Mason City house fire earlier this month.

Mason City Fire and Police Departments were called to the house fire in the 100 block of North Tennessee Avenue just after 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 7th. Firefighters found the deceased person after they were able to enter and search the home.

Mason City Police, the State Fire Marshal and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have been working with the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office to identify the body and determine the cause of death.

Based on their investigation, the deceased has been identified as 24-year-old Tonette Wolfe of Mason City, pending DNA confirmation. The investigation into the fire and Wolfe’s death are ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Mason City Police Department at 641-421-3636.

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Mark Pitz

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