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
Sunday, June 9, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Body identified as Kathlynn Shepard.

Des Moines, IOWA --- The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner with the assistance of the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Investigation have confirmed the identification of the body discovered in Boone County on Friday, June 7th, 2013, as that of Kathlynn Shepard.

Following an autopsy on June 8th, 2013, Dr. Julia Goodin, Chief State Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be multiple sharp and  blunt forced injuries. The manner of death will be certified as homicide.

For questions, contact Assistant Director Gerard Meyers at 515-249-7266.


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

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