Iowa Department of Public Safety
Larry L. Noble, Commissioner
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
Telephone Number: (515) 725-6182
Facsimile Number: (515) 725-6195

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John F. Quinn, Director

For immediate release: Terry Klooster
Monday, September 5, 2011 Special Agent in Charge
Des Moines, Iowa (515) 570-9439

Law Enforcement Officials Conduct Death Investigation in Coon Rapids, Iowa

Des Moines, IOWA --- On Saturday, September 3, 2011, approximately 1:00 p.m. police and paramedics were called to a residence in Coon Rapids for a male that was involved in an altercation.  The male was identified as 28 year-old William Smith.  Smith was taken to St. Anthony Regional Medical Center in Carroll for treatment and later flown to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.  Smith was pronounced dead late Sunday afternoon, September 4, 2011.  An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Des Moines.
The altercation took place at 762 6th Avenue in Coon Rapids where Smith resided with 2 other subjects.  All parties involved in the incident are cooperating with the investigation.  No additional details are being released at this time.

The Coon Rapids Police Department is being assisted by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. 

For Questions contact:  Special Agent in Charge Terry Klooster, 515-570-9439






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