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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Sunday, August 4, 2013 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI Investigating Death in Lenox, Iowa

Lenox, IOWA --- At approximately 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 3, 2013, the body of a white, 31 year old female was found in a field along 120th Street, about one quarter mile west of Lenox.

Local law enforcement authorities requested the Iowa Division on Criminal Investigation (DCI) assist in conducting the investigation into the woman's death. Preliminary information shows there are no obvious signs of foul play. However, further information surrounding the cause and manner of death will be gained after an autopsy is conducted Monday, August 5, 2013 at the State Medical Examiner's Office.

At this time, the name of the deceased woman will not be released, as law enforcement have not yet located her family to conduct a proper death notification.

This investigation is being conducted cooperatively by DCI, Taylor County Sheriff's Office and Lenox Police Department.

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

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