Iowa Department of Public Safety
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Des Moines, Iowa 50319

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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Thursday, April 26, 2012
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Henry County Death Investigation

Olds, Iowa --- On April 25, 2012, at approximately 4:30 PM, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa State Patrol responded to a 911 call placed from a residence in Olds, Iowa.  Upon arriving at the residence, located at 201 South Smith Street, officers made contact with the female occupant of the home who had sustained multiple injuries.  The female reported that she had been assaulted by her husband.  Officers searched the remainder of the residence and discovered the male occupant of the home on the kitchen floor.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.  The female was transported to the University of Iowa Hospital to receive treatment for her injuries.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, with the assistance of the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa State Patrol, is conducting an investigation into the domestic dispute.  An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 2012 at the University of Iowa’s Decedent Care Center.

The names of the individuals involved will be released upon notification of family members. 

Local Contact:  Special Agent Jeff Uhlmeyer at (319) 759-2541.


Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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