Authorities have launched an investigation after a dead body was discovered in rural Mahaska County.
At approximately 1:35 AM Sunday morning, the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a deceased female lying on the shoulder of the road on the 2500 block of Highway 163.
The identity of the deceased has not been disclosed and the cause of death is unknown. The body has been transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for an autopsy.
According to law enforcement, there is no danger to the public regarding this death.