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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
April 16, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Autopsy Results for Cambridge Death Investigation

Cambridge, IOWA -- On April 14, 2014, at approximately 5:17 p.m., the Huxley Police Department responded to 117 Race Street in Cambridge, Iowa, in response to a welfare check. Upon checking the residence, officers located a deceased female in an upstairs bedroom. The female had multiple gunshot wounds.

A weapon matching the caliber of spent casings found near the body was located inside the residence. The body was transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny, Iowa. The autopsy will be conducted today, April 15, 2014.

On April 15, 2014, the suspect, Jeremy Michael Cory, 44 years old, was arrested and charged with Murder in the First Degree. Cory was arrested by members of the Huxley Police Department and agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The arrest of Cory occurred at the Huxley Police Department. Cory was transported to the Story County Jail.  The bond for Cory was set at $1 million dollars.

The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner, with the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Huxley Police Department, has confirmed the identification of the body which was discovered inside the residence to be that of Vallerie Vee Cory, 49.  An autopsy was performed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner on the body of Vallerie Cory on April 15, 2014 by Dr. Dennis Klein.  Dr. Klein determined the cause of death to be from multiple gunshot wounds.  The manner of death will be certified as Homicide.

The Huxley Police Department, the Central Iowa Drug Task Force and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing the investigation.

For questions please contact SAC Michael Motsinger at 515-729-3706

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

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