Death Investigation Under Way After Body Found in Marion Home

By Jeff Raasch, Reporter

MARION, Iowa – A death investigation is under way in Marion after a body was discovered Monday morning.

Investigators spent much of the morning at 1223 Navajo Dr. in the Squaw Creek Village mobile home park. Lt. Scott Elam said an adult male was found dead, and he appeared to have passed away several days ago.

Police said there were no apparent signs of trauma, but are waiting on autopsy results to rule out foul play.

"Any time we have an unattended death, we treat it like the worst case scenario until we know different," Elam said.

The name of the man was not released. Elam said investigators believe they know who it is, but a medical examiner was going to use fingerprints to confirm the man's identity.
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