Iowa Department of Public Safety
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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
June 9, 2014
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

DCI Investigating Webster City Death

Webster City, IOWA – On Monday, June 9, 2014, around 2 a.m., Webster City Police responded to a call of a deceased male at 1932 Des Moines Street in Webster City.  When police arrived on scene, they found Steven James Graesch, age 61, dead. 

After further investigation, officials determined that Graesch’s son, Corbin James Graesch, age 27, and Steven had an altercation sometime in the early morning hours on Saturday. Steven Graesch died as a result of the altercation.

An autopsy on Steven Graesch will be conducted tomorrow by Chief State Medical Examiner Dr. Julia Goodin at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny.

Corbin James Graesch has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.  He is currently being held in the Hamilton County Jail.

For further questions, please contact Sgt. Ed Wardell, Webster City Police Department (515) 832-9166.

It should be noted that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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

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