Victim in La Crosse garage fire identified

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — The man found dead inside a garage over the weekend was identified as Joshua E. Rieks, 39, La Crosse, according to authorities.

The La Crosse Police and Fire departments responded to a garage fire at 3:45 a.m. Oct. 25 at 924 Caledonia St.

After entering the detached garage, firefighters located Rieks, who was deceased.

“La Crosse Police and Fire Departments would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Joshua,” said the city in a statement.

They continue to investigate the incident.