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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
May 20, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

New Information Released in Glidden Double Death Investigation

Glidden, IOWA – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate a double homicide that occurred in Carroll County on Sunday.

On Sunday, May 18, 2014, at approximately 9:50 P.M., the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of an unconscious individual at 129 Carroll Street, Lot #5, in Glidden.  Upon arrival and through further investigation, law enforcement officials discovered two deceased individuals at the residence, one adult male and one adult female.

Autopsies on both bodies were completed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny by Dr. Dennis Klein.  Through the completed autopsies, both victims were positively identified as Tammie Lee Devore, 48 years old, and Karl Allen Devore, 30 years old, mother and son, respectively. Both deaths are classified as homicides.

Investigators believe this is an isolated incident and the public should not be concerned for their safety.

Investigators are asking for anyone with information regarding this double homicide to call the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office at (712) 792-4393.

Media Contact: Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, (712) 792-4393.

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

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