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

August 25, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Assisting with Death Investigation in Mapleton

MAPLETON, Iowa – On Monday, August 24, 2015, at approximately 10:30AM, the Mapleton Police Department received a 911 call for an unresponsive female at 702 Monona Street in Mapleton.

Once police, paramedics and first responders arrived, the female, Brenda Dailey, 53, of Mapleton, was life flighted to Mercy Hospital in Sioux City, where she later died.

An autopsy was performed today at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa by Dr. Dennis Klein. Results of the autopsy are not complete at this time; therefore, we will not be releasing any further information as this is an on-going investigation.

Investigators do not believe the public is any danger.

The Mapleton Police Department requested the assistance of the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and is also being assisted by the Monona County Sheriff’s Office and the Monona County Attorney’s Office.

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

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