December 02, 2017 06:43 PM
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) - Iowa authorities say a body found in rural northeastern Iowa has been identified as that of a missing man.
This Iowa Department of Public Safety says an autopsy completed Saturday positively identified the body as that of 28-year-old Michael Johns, who was last seen alive between Green and Charles City early on Oct. 25. He was reported missing the next day. His body was found Friday near a rural intersection about 10 miles south of Charles City.
Officials say his death has been ruled a homicide, but they declined to release the cause of death, citing the ongoing investigation. The Floyd County Sheriff's Office, the Grundy County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating the circumstances surrounding Johns' disappearance and death.
Authorities are investigating the discovery of a body in Floyd County.
According to a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Floyd County Sheriff's Office was notified of a body that was found near 290th Street and Shadow Ave. on Friday.
The release states the body was found in an area law enforcement had previously asked for the public's assistance in searching for a missing person out of Grundy County.
The Floyd County Sheriff's Office, the Grundy County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are investigating.
If you have any information about activity in that area around Oct. 25 you're asked to call the Floyd County Sheriff's Office at 641-228-1821.
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Updated: December 02, 2017 06:43 PM
Created: December 01, 2017 01:27 PM
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