Iowa Department of Public Safety
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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Monday, May 14, 2012
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Additional Information Released in Manchester Double Homicide

Manchester, IOWA --- An arrest warrant for two counts of First Degree Murder was issued for Isaiah Sweet, 17, this afternoon in Delaware County.

Complaint & Affidavit

Yesterday afternoon, May 13th, 2012, at 2:23 PM the Manchester Police Department responded to a 911 call from 109 Deann Drive in Manchester.  Upon arrival at the scene officers found the bodies of 62 year old Janet Mae Sweet and 55 year old Richard  Lee Sweet inside the residence.  Autopsies were conducted today at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny; however, the cause of death is not being released at this time.

Law enforcement is still searching for Sweet and are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.  If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Isaiah Sweet please contact the Manchester Police Department at (563) 927-3355.

Isaiah Sweet

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is providing assistance in this investigation.  Also assisting is the Iowa State Patrol and Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

No additional details are being released at this time due to the ongoing nature of this investigation.

Media Contact:  SAC Larry Hedlund (515) 571-0880.

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

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