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 7, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigating Union County Suspicious Death

UNION COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was called to assist the Union County Sheriff’s Office with a suspicious death.

On Wednesday, December 2, 2015, a hunter found the decomposed body of a female in her 30s in a farm pond off of Redwood Avenue near the Union County and Madison County line. 

The body was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa, where Dr. Jonathan Thompson performed the autopsy. At this time, the cause and manner of death are not being released because this is an on-going investigation by the Iowa DCI and the Union County Sheriff’s Office.

No further information will be released at this time.

Media Contact: Alex Murphy, Iowa DCI Public Information Officer, (515) 443-3014.

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

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