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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
March 19, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Update: DCI Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Investigating Death

Elliott, IOWA – On Monday, March 16, 2015, at approximately 4:40AM, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to death investigation in Elliott, Iowa.

Carman M. O’Dell, 47, was discovered deceased in a grassy field on the northern edge of her property located in Elliott, Iowa. 

The death doesn’t appear to be suspicious in nature and no one is actively being sought in connection with her death.

An autopsy was performed by Dr. Dennis Klein of the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.  The cause and manner of her death are being withheld until the full autopsy report is complete.  

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner assistied with this investigation.

No further information will be released until the autopsy reports are complete.

Media Contact: Alex Murphy, DPS Investigative Operations PIO, (515) 443-3014.

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

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