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Couple found dead after fire in New Hope have been identified

Their bodies were found after firefighters searched the home.

The two people who were found dead after a fire ripped through a home in New Hope in June have been identified. 

Michael Scott Moliter, 63, and Sandra Lee Moliter, 55, both of New Hope, both died of "inhalation of products of combustion and thermal injuries due to a residential fire," according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. 

They died at 11:30 a.m. on June 18 at a home on Aquila Avenue N. Firefighters found their bodies inside following a search of the home. 

The cause of the fire hasn't been released. 

Last year, 26 people died in fires in Minnesota from Jan. 1-Oct. 1, the State Fire Marshal's Office notes

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