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

December 28, 2016
(515) 443-3014 - cell
(515) 725-6189 - office

Bellevue Suspicious Death Ruled Homicide

BELLEVUE, Iowa -- On December 27, 2016, the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on James Remakel.  The cause of death is from multiple sharp edged entries and the manner of death has been ruled a homicide.  The investigation is ongoing and the investigative team is requesting the assistance of the public.  If anyone knows any information related to this investigation, please call the Bellevue Police Department at (563) 872-4545.

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

Previous Related Press Release: December 26, 2016

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

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