Death Investigation

On 7-13-2016 at 06:33 AM., the Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning a possible deceased person found at the intersection of 460 Street and 380 Ave, 4 miles south of Aryshire, Ia. Upon arrival, the Sheriff’s Office located a deceased 47 year old male, with a severe head injury, laying on the ground next to his upright motorcycle. Palo Alto County Coroner pronounced the male dead at 07:32 AM.

The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations assist with the investigation and the body was transferred to the State Medical Examiners Office in Ankeny, Ia for autopsy. Items recovered from the scene were collected and will also be sent to the DCI Lab in Ankeny for examination.

The name of the male is not being released pending family notification.

The Palo Alto County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Ayrshire First Responders, Palo Alto County Ambulance Service, Ayrshire Fire Department and the Iowa State Patrol.