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 Jay E. Grahlman

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Jay E. Grahlman

Birth
Sumner, Bremer County, Iowa, USA
Death
9 Apr 2003 (aged 38)
Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Burial
Fredericksburg, Chickasaw County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
10389758 View Source

Son of Dale and Marilyn (Pett) Grahlman

Jay, 38, and 6-year-old Jaymie died from injuries sustained in a late-night fire set at their Cedar Rapids home on Saturday, April 5, 2003. Jaymie — whose autopsy report included a number of pathologic diagnoses — died Sunday, April 6, after being removed from life support. Jay died the following Wednesday, April 9, from complications due to burns he sustained in the fire.

Also in the home at the time of the fire was Jay's girlfriend, Vickie Reed, 32, Reed's daughters, Kylie Reed, 9, Nicole Reed, 7, and Grahlman's youngest daughter Ida Mae Grahlman, 3, whose mother, "Monica," was in Mexico. Reed told the press she pulled Jay and three of the girls to safety but couldn't find Jaymie. Jay ran back into the burning home in search of his daughter, and his unsuccessful efforts cost him his own life.

Firefighters found Jaymie Sunday morning in the home's bathtub, stretched out on her back, face up, almost as if she'd peacefully gone to sleep amidst the frenzied goings-on around her. The double homicide remains unsolved.

Son of Dale and Marilyn (Pett) Grahlman

Jay, 38, and 6-year-old Jaymie died from injuries sustained in a late-night fire set at their Cedar Rapids home on Saturday, April 5, 2003. Jaymie — whose autopsy report included a number of pathologic diagnoses — died Sunday, April 6, after being removed from life support. Jay died the following Wednesday, April 9, from complications due to burns he sustained in the fire.

Also in the home at the time of the fire was Jay's girlfriend, Vickie Reed, 32, Reed's daughters, Kylie Reed, 9, Nicole Reed, 7, and Grahlman's youngest daughter Ida Mae Grahlman, 3, whose mother, "Monica," was in Mexico. Reed told the press she pulled Jay and three of the girls to safety but couldn't find Jaymie. Jay ran back into the burning home in search of his daughter, and his unsuccessful efforts cost him his own life.

Firefighters found Jaymie Sunday morning in the home's bathtub, stretched out on her back, face up, almost as if she'd peacefully gone to sleep amidst the frenzied goings-on around her. The double homicide remains unsolved.


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