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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
 

Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety

January 4, 2016

amurphy@dps.state.ia.us
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Iowa DCI Assisting with Death Investigation - Update

Nashua, IOWA -- On January 2, 2016, at approximately 4:30 PM,  the Nashua Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol responded to a 911 call at 110 St. Lawrence Street in Nashua, Iowa on the report of a shooting.  Officers located a deceased victim, a 56 year old male, with a gunshot wound. 

The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was asked to assist in this death investigation.  The subject who fired the weapon has been identified and the circumstances of the incident are under investigation.  No charges have been filed at this time and it is not believed that the general public is in any danger. 

An autopsy is scheduled at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa.

Update:  The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the deceased in this case as 56 year old Karl Phillip White of 110 St. Lawrence Street in Nashua, Iowa.  An autopsy has been completed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny, Iowa and the cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound.  The preliminary investigation has indicated a possible accidental discharge of a weapon, by another person, however the case remains under investigation.   No criminal charges have been filed at this time.

 

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

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