Body of 5-year-old found in Holcombe fire

CREATED Apr 28, 2013

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HOLCOMBE -- The Chippewa County Coroner's Office has found the body of a 5-year-old boy who was previously listed as missing after a Holcombe fire that killed two others.

The office identified the deceased Saturday as 82-year-old Robert Minder, who owned the home, 22-year-old Josh Peacock of Glen Flora and 5-year-old Joseph M.R. Sigsworth.

The five others injured during the fire Friday morning are 52-year-old Robert M. Minder Jr., 22-year-old Robert Minder III, 30-year-old Tabatha Minder, 51-year-old Darlene Minder, and 2-year-old Dillon Minder.

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports the bodies of the deceased were recovered Friday evening. Forensic autopsies are scheduled Monday.

Robert Minder Jr. and Robert Minder III were released from a hospital. The conditions of the others were not immediately known Saturday.

Officials are still investigating the fire's cause.