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

June 6, 2016
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Denison Death Investigation

DENISON, Iowa -- Aroudn 11:30AM on Thursday June 2, 2016, the Denison Police Department received a 911 call and responded to 1519 2nd Ave North in Dennison to a report of a deceased person. 

Officer’s located 38 year old Shelly Snavely deceased inside her residence.  An autopsy was performed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny Iowa on Friday June 3, 2016.  There are no signs of inflicted trauma and toxicology results are pending. 

The investigation is on-going and is being investigated by the Denison Police Department, the Crawford County Attorney’s Office, the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Iowa Office of State Medical Examiner.

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

                                                                            Facebook        Twitter

To enroll in the DPS E-mail Notification system simply log on to and follow the instructions to enroll as a new user.