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Posted on: September 16, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Death Investigation

Car Fire

Updated news release:

The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the body that was found in the burning vehicle in the parking lot of Best Bargains in Wheatland Township. The body has been identified through dental records as Paul H Hoffman, 64 years old, a resident of Water’s Edge Circle, in Burlington Wisconsin and an employee of Best Bargains.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is continuing.


News Release:

Today at 0753 Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched along with Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Rescue to a vehicle fire in the parking lot of the Best Bargains Store at 6515 352nd Avenue.

While on the way to the call they were advised that the vehicle was occupied and bystanders were trying to remove the occupant.

When Deputies arrived they were advised that the occupant was still in the vehicle and the Deputies observed that the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The subject in the vehicle is deceased.

The identity of the subject at this time is unknown. The incident is currently being investigated.

Further information to follow.


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