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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
April 23, 2014 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Taylor County Death Investigation

Bedford, IOWA -- On April 23, 2014, the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call indicating a shooting had occurred.  Authorities arrived on scene and identified the body of an adult male who had suffered an apparent gunshot wound.  This individual was transported to Heartland Medical Hospital in St. Joseph, Missouri where he died.

An investigation into the shooting death is ongoing by the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.   Identification of the individual is being withheld pending family notification.  An autopsy is pending at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.

If you have any further questions, contact the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 523-2153.

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

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