Investigation Launched After Body of 21-Year Old Clay Center Man Found Following Miltonvale House Fire

By Toby Nosker
KNCK News Director

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of a structure fire in Miltonvale Saturday, March 10th where the body of a deceased 21-year old Clay Center man was found.

A report from the Cloud County Sheriff's Department says officials responded to a structure fire at 112 W. Railroad in Miltonvale Saturday morning. After the fire was extinguished, officials located a person inside the house, identified as Joshua Rookstool. Rookstool was transported to Frontier Forensics in Kansas City for an autopsy.

The Kansas State Fire Marshal Office was called to the scene to determine the cause of the fire. During their investigation, a K-9 was used and located several areas where accelerants had been found.