Autopsy: Man Who Died During Arrest OD'd on Meth

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By Larry Burkum

NORTHWOOD, Iowa - Autopsy results show a northern Iowa man who died while being arrested for beating and stabbing a woman, overdosed on methamphetamine.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said 39-year-old Michael Zubrod died of heart failure.

The Des Moines register is reporting the Division of Criminal Investigation said the case is considered a homicide, but the state is not looking to make an arrest in the death.

Worth County deputies said they found Zubrod severely beating the 48-year-old woman on September 22nd in Northwood. They said Zubrod attacked the three deputies it took to subdue him.The Worth County attorney has cleared the deputies of any wrong-doing.
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