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Oelwein Death Investigation

Release: Death Investigation

     At approximately 9:24 p.m. on April 29, 2024, the Oelwein Police Department received a report of a possible deceased person that was located in a wooded area in the 10 block of 3rd Ave NW. Upon arrival, officers located the body of a deceased male.

     At this time, the matter is considered an unattended death investigation. The scene was processed and the body has been transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny, Iowa, to determine the cause of death and to provide a positive identification. Officers were on scene until approximately 1:05 p.m. on this date.

     Agencies participating in the investigation are the Oelwein Police Department, the Fayette County Sheriff's Office, the Fayette Police Department, the Iowa State Patrol, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

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