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Attorney General Jason R. Ravnsborg

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Victim Identified in Andover Structure Fire and Aberdeen Man Arrested

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, February 12, 2018
CONTACT:  Sara Rabern (605) 773-3215     
PIERRE, S.D. - Attorney General Marty Jackley and Day County States Attorney Danny Smeins announced today law enforcement have confirmed the identity of the deceased victim in the structure fire in Andover as Tawny Rockwood, 25, Andover.

In addition, law enforcement has arrested Jose Quinones Rodriguez, 36, Aberdeen, on one count of aggravated assault- domestic violence, class 3 felony, punishable by up to 15 years in the state penitentiary and/or $30,000 fine, from conduct prior to the fire and in connection to this investigation.

“State, local and federal law enforcement agencies are vigorously pursuing this investigation,” said Jackley. “Our thoughts and prayers remain with Tawny’s family.”

This case is being investigated by the Day County Sheriff's Office, Aberdeen Police Department, South Dakota Highway Patrol, State Fire Marshall’s Office, ATF and the Division of Criminal Investigation.