Female Body Found in Henry County

By Ellis Codjoe, August 12, 2019

UPDATE: The body of the deceased female has been identified as 29 year-old Brandy Mae Shepherd-Margita of Anamosa, Iowa. The case is still under investigation. The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.


Authorities are searching for answers after a body was found in rural Henry County.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office was notified shortly after noon on Friday that a deceased female was found near the 1200 grid of Highway 78, west of Wayland.

An autopsy will be conducted at the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny. The identity of the woman has been withheld. According the press release issued by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, there is no risk to the public.

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