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For immediate release: Alex Murphy
 

Public Information Officer
Investigative Operations
Iowa Department of Public Safety

December 26, 2016

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

Iowa DCI Investigating Death in Bellevue

BELLEVUE, Iowa – On December 25, 2016, at approximately 1:00 PM, the Bellevue Police Department was call to 606 South Riverview Street reference a suspicious death.  Upon arrival, officers found James M Remakel, 59, deceased within the residence. Remakel’s death appeared suspicious and the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) was called to assist with the investigation.  Agents are currently conducting interviews; and, with the help of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s (DCI) Criminalistics Laboratory, are searching the residence.

Remakel was transported to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny for an autopsy.  The investigative team includes the Bellevue Police Department, Bellevue Police Department Reserve Officers, Jackson County Attorney’s Office, Iowa DPS’s Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation’s Criminalistics Laboratory and the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

No additional information will be provided at this time

Media Contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge Richard Rahn at (563) 370-5109

 

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

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