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

September 30, 2015
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Investigating Shooting, Death in Dayton

DAYTON, Iowa -- Webster County Sheriff's Deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and Dayton Police Department were dispatched to a trailer located in the 200 block of 8th Street SW, in Dayton, Iowa, for an unresponsive male inside the trailer.

Upon arrival they located a male inside who had what appeared to be a gunshot wound and was deceased. The victim was identified as Roger Alan Brown, 55, who did reside in the trailer at this location. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner was notified and the scene was secured pending their arrival.

An autopsy will be performed today at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny. The Iowa Department of Public Safety's (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the DCI's Crime Scene Team from the DCI Crime Lab were also called to assist with the investigation.

Law Enforcement is asking for the public’s help in this investigation. If anyone witnessed or heard anything unusual during the evening or the morning hours of September 28th-29th, please contact the  Webster County Sheriff’s Office at (515) 573-1410 or Crime Stoppers at (515) 573-1444. 

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

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