DCI Wraps Up Physical Investigation at Keokuk County Crime Scene

By Mark Carlson, Reporter


By Kelli Sutterman

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - The roadway leading to the farm house where Monday’s deadly shooting of a Keokuk County Sheriff’s Deputy has reopened.

Orange fencing had been pulled to the side of a roadway, which leads to 53-year-old Jeffery Krier’s farm at 18327 249th St in Sigourney. Two other farm properties are accessed through the gravel road. Crime scene tape and all indications of an investigation have been removed, two days after the deadly shooting that killed 39-year-old Sheriff’s Deputy Eric Stein.

Jessica Lown of the Department of Public Safety said the overall investigation is still very much in progress, Wendnesday.

Signs of healing are also popping up in Sigourney. Outside of the Sheriff’s Department rests a large white wreath with the number 543, Steins badge number, spelled out in red flowers. Many people in the area are also pitching individual memorials at their homes and businesses, by flying their flags at half staff.

“This community comes together at the forth of July for parades and stuff,” said longtime Sigourney resident Ron Glandon. “We don’t need a death of a shooting to get us together, it’s already there.”

Glandon said the community is a tight one, and they are praying for both Stein and Krier’s families.

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