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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
  DCI Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety
June 23, 2015 amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Update: More Information Released in Nodaway Death Investigation

NODAWAY, Iowa-- At approximately 11:20AM on Saturday June 20, 2015, the Adams County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from Kathy Pafford at 703 4th Street, in Nodaway, Iowa.  Pafford advised her son, Allen Pafford, 44, was deceased.  The Adams County Sheriff’s Office responded and located Mr. Pafford on the property.  The Adams County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to assist with the death investigation.  The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is also assisting.

On June 22, 2015, an autopsy was performed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa, by Michele Catellier, MD, Associate State Medical Examiner.  Mr. Pafford’s death has been ruled as a homicide.   

Officials believe this is an isolated incident and there is no reason to believe the public is in any danger.  

Anyone with any information regarding the death of Allen Pafford is requested to contact the Adams County Sheriff’s Office at 641-322-4444 or the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at 712-322-1585.

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

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