Iowa Department of Public Safety
Larry L. Noble, Commissioner
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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John F. Quinn, Director

For immediate release:  
Tuesday, October 19, 2010  
Des Moines, Iowa  


POINT OF CONTACT: Mahaska County Sheriff Paul DeGeest - (641) 673-4322

Mahaska County, IOWA --- On October 2, 2010, at 6:55 p.m., the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office received a call from a farmer stating that he had located skeletal remains in a field near Fremont, Iowa. Deputies arrived and located what appeared to be human remains.

The remains have been identified by the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office as Jacob Allen Reeves of Fremont, Iowa. Final autopsy results are still pending. However, due to the area and the nature of circumstances where the remains were found, investigators do not suspect foul play.

Jacob Reeves was reported missing to the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office in Oskaloosa on October 18, 2008.

This case remains under investigation by the Mahaska County Sheriff's Office with assistance from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office.


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