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Investigation of Apparent Murder-Suicide in Charles City Continues

The Charles City Police Department’s investigation of an apparent murder-suicide at a residence just over a week ago continues.

Charles City Police officers responded to 301 Shaw Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, October 12th. Upon arrival, officers spoke with the people present and a male subject was transported by ambulance to the hospital and was later pronounced deceased.

Officers conducted a search of the residence and located a female body inside the house. Chief Hugh Anderson has confirmed one death is being treated as a homicide and the other as a suicide. The female victim’s body has been sent to the lab at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

  The case remains under investigation and the identities of the deceased individuals have not been released. 



Mark Pitz

News Director
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