Authorities Called To Deceased Victim, Burned Vehicle Near Leon
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Authorities were alerted by a call of a burned vehicle with a deceased victim in a farm field Saturday afternoon in Decatur County.

The Decatur County Sheriff’s Department received the call in regard to a subject found 3 to 4 miles east of Leon. The Sheriff’s Department requested assistance from the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, the State Patrol, and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.

Neither the vehicle or the victim could be immediately identified. The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office has contacted surrounding area agencies inquiring about any missing person reports. This case remains under investigation and is pending autopsy results. Law enforcement does not suspect any nefarious activity at this time.

Further information will be released as it becomes available.

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