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February 7, 2018
Des Moines, Iowa
 

UPDATE
Body Found in Rural Davis County

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa -- The human remains that were found in the burned out car have been identified as Sharon Kay Moritz, 63, from Northwood, Iowa.  The car that Moritz was located in was registered to her.  The car was a 2006 White Chevrolet 4 door Impala.  The investigation found that Moritz has family from the Davis County area.  The full autopsy results are still pending and will not completed for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. 

The public is still being asked for help in the investigation.  If you have any information on the case you are asked to contact the Davis County Law Enforcement Center at (641) 664-2385.

The investigation is ongoing.  Nothing further will be released at this time.

Previous Press Release:

BLOOMFIELD, Iowa -- On Saturday, January 27, 2018, the Davis County Law Enforcement center received a 911 call around 10:30am in reference to a burned out car in rural Davis County. A local farmer had discovered the vehicle.  Deputies arrived in the area of 27772 Vetch Avenue, Pulaski, Iowa, and discovered a burned out vehicle.  The vehicle was located in a farm lane off a dirt road.  Upon inspecting the vehicle, law enforcement discovered human remains inside the vehicle.

The human remains were transported to the Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa for an autopsy.  The autopsy will be conducted this week and results from the autopsy will be released at a later date.

The case is currently under investigation by the Davis County Sheriff’s office, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, State Fire Marshall’s office, Iowa Department of Transportation and the Davis County Attorney and the Office of State Medical Examiner.  Nothing further will be released at this time as the case is ongoing.

The public is being asked for help in the investigation.  If you have any information on the case you are asked to contact the Davis County Law Enforcement Center at (641) 664-2385.

Media Contact: Iowa DCI Special Agent in Charge Michael Motsinger at (515) 729-3706.

 

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