Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 East 7th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50319

For immediate release: Alex Murphy

Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety

December 15, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Victim Identified in Davis County Homicide

DAVIS COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the victim of Sunday’s suspicious death investigation as Michael Thomas Goodwin, Sr., 39, of Bloomfield, Iowa.

An autopsy was performed today at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa, by Dr. Jon Thompson, MD. The cause of death is not being released at this time and manner of death has been ruled as a homicide. Final autopsy results could take up to 6 to 8 weeks to be completed.

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 contact: 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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