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Authorities find woman’s body while investigating kidnapping

Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 11:48 a.m. CST

EARLY (AP) — Police in western Iowa discovered the body of a woman while investigating the apparent kidnapping of another woman.

The Sac County sheriff’s office says authorities received a call about 8 a.m. Thursday after someone encountered a 21-year-old woman trying to run from a vehicle and claiming she had been kidnapped. After talking with the woman, deputies found a suspect hiding in a nearby barn.

Deputies arrested 21-year-old Kirk Riley Levin. He was being held Thursday night at the Sac County Jail on charges of assault with intent to commit sexual assault, assault while participating in a felony and third degree kidnapping.

While investigating the matter, authorities found the body of another woman near Early. Her name has not been released.

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