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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Authorities Identify Body Found in
Rural Harrison County

Harrison County, IOWA --- Authorities were able to positively identify the body that was discovered Saturday evening, November 16, 2013, approximately 4 miles southwest of Mondamin.

Fingerprints submitted to a FBI database were able to confirm that the body is that of 52 year-old Michael E. Gnirk of Hoskins, NE.

Investigators are still seeking the public’s help in retracing that last few days and weeks of Mr. Gnirk’s life.  If anyone has any information, or had contact with Mr. Gnirk over the last 3 to 6 months, they are urged to contact the Iowa DCI at (712)322-1585.

Media contact: 
DCI Special Agent Chad Fiedler


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

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