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UPDATE: Authorities identify victim in Jasper County homicide

Michael Williams
Michael Williams

Law enforcement officials have released the name of the man found dead Wednesday, Sept. 16 in rural Kellogg. The victim is 44-year-old Michael Williams, of Grinnell.

Just after 5:30 p.m Wednesday, the Jasper County Communication Center received a report of fire near the 8100 block of North 67th Avenue East in rural Kellogg. Responding emergency personnel found an active fire in the roadside ditch and the body was found after the fire was extinguished.

The investigation into the homicide death remains ongoing as authorities from Jasper, Poweshiek and Marshall Counties, as well as Division of Criminal Investigation agents and Iowa State Patrol Troopers with the Iowa Department of Public Safety work together to gather evidence.

No suspects have been charged in the case and additional information will be released as necessary.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Grinnell Police Department at 641-623-5679 or the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at 641-792-5912.

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