Iowa Department of Public Safety
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For immediate release:  
February 15, 2018  

Creston Death Investigation

CRESTON, Iowa -- On February 14, 2018, at approximately 8:17pm, the Union County Dispatch Center received a call to do a welfare check at a residence located 300 East Montgomery, Apartment 3 in Creston, Iowa.  Upon arriving and entering the residence, Creston Police Department officers discovered the body of a deceased male.

The victim has been identified as Paul Allen Scheel, 45.  The body was transported to the Office of the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s office in Ankeny, Iowa where an autopsy will be conducted.

The death investigation is being treated as suspicious at this time.  If the public has any information regarding Scheel they are asked to call the Union County Law Enforcement Center at (641) 782-8402.

This is an ongoing investigation being worked jointly by the Creston Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

No further information will be released at this time.

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


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