Missing Marshalltown teen found dead, police say

Published: Jul. 5, 2019 at 10:03 PM CDT
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Police in Marshalltown said they have found the body of Jazmin Reyes Raya, 18, who was reported missing last Friday.

In a release, police said her body was found just before 10 a.m. in a remote area of the Iowa River, about 500 yards northwest of the North Center Street bridge area.

Police said there's no evidence indicating criminal activity, however, the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities began searching for the teen on Friday around 7:50 p.m., when she was reportedly last seen in the area of N. 5th Street and Hughes Street.

Police asked neighbors to check buildings, outbuildings and cars. In addition to be autistic, police said she had a seizure disorder and was without medication since being reported missing.

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Posted by Marshalltown Police Department on Monday, July 8, 2019

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641-754-5725.