Investigation Continues In Death of Boyden Man

October 21, 2019 10:24am


The body of a Boyden man was found inside a residence following a fire on Friday. Shortly after 11am Friday, the Sioux County Sheriffs Office investigated a request from a concerned party to check on the welfare of 39-year-old Daniel Kaufman at his residence in Boyden.

When officers arrived, they observed heavy smoke inside the home. They attempted to enter the residence but were unable to because of the heavy smoke. Fire Departments from Boyden and Sheldon extinguished the fire and located Kaufman inside the structure. He was later pronounced dead by the Sioux County Medical Examiner.

Kaufmans body was transported to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation Laboratory in Ankeny, for an autopsy.

The Sheriffs office was assisted by the Boyden Fire Department, Sheldon Fire Department, Sheldon Community Ambulance Team, and the Iowa State Fire Marshalls Office.

The case remains under investigation.