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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
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Update on Iowa DCI Investigation in Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction, IOWA -- On Saturday, January 24, 2015, at approximately 10:38 AM, four month old Marleen Jimenez of Columbus Junction, Iowa, died at the University of Iowa Hospital. 

Today, an autopsy on Marleen was performed at the Decedent Care Unit at the University of Iowa Hospital. 

Investigators are waiting for results of the autopsy and the investigation is ongoing.  

As previously noted in past press releases, Oscar Jimenez was arrested January 20, 2015, for one (1) count of:  Multiple Acts of Child Endangerment under Iowa State Criminal Code 726.6A. 

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

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