Model Market fire: Kenosha County medical examiner identifies victim

Kenosha fire near 54th Street and 23rd Avenue. (Courtesy: Mara Carper)

The Kenosha County medical examiner positively identified the victim of the Model Market fire in January, it was announced Tuesday, May 10.

The victim, 67-year-old John Milus, was a resident of the building, which also contained apartments. The cause of death was deemed smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

Human remains were located at the scene of the Jan. 5 fire six days after it occurred. Investigators at the time had been trying to locate a man who may have been inside.

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Viewer video showed firefighters trying to put out the inferno at the store near 54th Street and 24th Avenue. Investigators told FOX6 the building is a total loss.

Officials said at the time there are no other known injuries to the public or firefighters.