Cause of Mahaska County Death Determined

By Ellis Codjoe, November 20, 2019

The Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office has concluded its investigation regarding a body that was found lying on the side of the shoulder of Highway 163 in rural Mahaska County early Sunday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office says the individual died by jumping off the Indian Way overpass bridge onto the highway below. The cause of death was determined to be multiple blunt force injuries.

Authorities say the deceased is a 69-year-old woman. Her name was not released.

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