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Investigation Continues

July 15, 2013

Marshall County - The investigation into the discovery of a body just outside Marshalltown continues today. Investigators from the Marshall County Sheriff's Office, the Marshall County Attorney's Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation canvassed the Marshall County area, following leads received over the past 24 hours.

At the same time today, the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office began the long, involved autopsy processing of the victim, Rebecca Diane Hall, of Marshalltown. The full results are pending.

Currently, there is no new information to report to the media.

Many leads have been generated since we first began this case. We ask the patience of the media and citizens as we meticulously work this case to its fullest. We hope that anyone who may have information pertaining to this case or who may have observed the 2006 Blue Chrysler Town and Country van along East Main Street Road, contact our Tip-Line. Your assistance is an important part in helping us bring this case to full closure.

This investigation began shortly after midnight on July 14, 2013 when a Marshall County Deputy, who was on patrol, discovered a vehicle along the north shoulder of East Main Street Road just outside the city limits of Marshalltown near Sand Lake. The vehicle was pointed west, toward town. The Deputy approached the vehicle and discovered the body of Ms. Hall inside.

Please note:Any breaking developments on this case will be put out to the media via this service. No further media releases will be forth-coming without new developments.

Request for photo of the vehicle in question can be requested by emailing the tip line email listed below.

Tip Line: (641) 844-2882


About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Cheif Deputy Burt Tecklenburg or Det/Sgt Wade Ruop
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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