Man found dead in Toddville backyard following burglary attempt identified

Published: Apr. 2, 2019 at 5:27 AM CDT
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Linn County deputies have identified a man found dead following a reported burglary attempt at a Toddville home.

It happened just after 10:50 p.m. Sunday night when deputies were called to a reported burglary in progress at 3689 Toddville Road.

The suspect reportedly tried to break through the windows of the home but never got in.

Deputies said they found 39-year-old Jessie McBurney, of Palo, unconscious in the backyard. He was pronounced dead at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

McBurney had injuries that matched the broken glass found at the scene of the crime, authorities said, but they did not appear to be life-threatening.

Officials were waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.