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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
 

Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety

December 14, 2015

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI and Davis County Sheriff's Office Investigating Suspicious Death

Davis County, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was called to assist the Davis County Sheriff’s office with a death investigation.

On December 13, 2015, a call came in to the Davis County Sheriff’s office to do a welfare check on an individual.  The Davis County Sheriff’s office responded to a residence located at 12795 Highway 63 in rural Davis County.  Upon entering the residence, Davis County Deputies located a deceased male.  The Davis County Sheriff’s office then secured the scene and then requested the assistance of the DCI.

The body has been transported to the Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa for an autopsy.  The autopsy will be performed on December 15, 2015.  The body was transported to the Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner for identification and forensic examination to determine cause and manner of death.

This is an ongoing investigation being worked jointly by the Davis County Sheriff’s office, the Ottumwa Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.  At this time, no arrests have been made in regards to this case.  If anyone has any information in regards to this death investigation, please contact the Davis County Sheriff’s office at (641) 664-2385.

No further information will be released at this time.

Media POC: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge, Michael Motsinger, (515) 729-3706.

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

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