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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
December 13, 2013
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

No Foul Play Suspected in
Death of Janesville Man

Janesville, IOWA – No foul play is suspected in the death of Daniel Fike following a police investigation and the completion of his autopsy by the State Medical Examiner’s Office.  The body of Fike, a 29 year-old Janesville resident, was discovered on December 10, 2013, by a citizen on top of the frozen Cedar River under the Old Highway 218 Bridge in Janesville.  Fike had last been seen walking across the bridge.  The Janesville Police Department and Bremer County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.  The autopsy report noted the cause of death as blunt force injuries and the manner of death as suicide.

Media Contact: DCI SA Jon Turbett (563) 599-9243


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

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