Linn County Sheriff’s Office rules Springville shooting a murder-suicide

Both women lived at the home where the shooting occurred. The sheriff's office didn't release a motive for the shooting.
Published: Mar. 30, 2023 at 3:46 PM CDT
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KCRG) - The Linn County Sheriff’s Office has announced they’ve completed their investigation into a shooting that occurred in rural Springville back in February.

On February 28th, at approximately 9:28 pm, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a shooting in the 2500 block of Jordan’s Grove Road just off Highway 151.

Responders arrived to find two adult females on scene deceased from gunshot wounds. Investigators say they interviewed a witness whose statements reportedly appear to be consistent with the initial investigation.

According to officials, 43-year-old Karie Jane Mayfield shot and killed her mother, 68-year-old Debra Mayfield, and then herself.

The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office has concurred with the results of the investigation.