Marshall County
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*UPDATE-Homicide Suspect in Custody* Marshall County Deputies Investigate Double Homicide

April 20, 2024

On April 20, 2024, at approximately 4:10 PM, Ilias Julian Lasley, age 29, was taken into custody without incident in the 4700-block of Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa by law enforcement.

Ilias Lasley is charged with two counts of Murder 1st Degree, Class A Felony.  Additional charges are pending as this incident remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. 

The Marshall County Sheriff's Office was assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies including Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, Tama County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Grinnell Police Department, and Meskwaki Police Department. 

Additional infromation will be provided as the investigation continues.

 

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office


The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Joel Phillips and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Joel R Phillips, Sheriff
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
641-754-6380
Fax 641-754-6325
Sheriff@co.marshall.ia.us
www.marshallcountysheriff.com

 

 

On April 19, 2024, at approximately 1:45 am, Marshall County Deputies we dispatched to 2645 182nd Street, Marshalltown Iowa for a welfare check on occupants of the residence.  When deputies arrived, they located a male and female deceased.  They are identified as Mario Murillo, age 28, Marshalltown and Frances Tillie Gasca, age 33, Marshalltown.

As a result of the investigation by Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Division of Criminal Investigation, Ilias Julian Lasley, age 29, has been charged with two counts of Murder 1st Degree for the death of Mr. Murillo and Ms. Gasca.  Mr. Lasley is considered armed and dangerous.  If you see him or know his location do not approach him, call law enforcement.  We are seeking public assistance in locating him.

If anyone has any information concerning Ilias Lasley’s whereabouts, please contact the Marshall County Communications Center, 641-754-5725, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, 641-754-6380, or tips can be submitted online at www.marshallcountysheriff.com 

A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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On April 19, 2024, at approximately 1:45 am, Marshall County Deputies we dispatched to the 2600-mile of 182nd Street, Marshalltown Iowa for a welfare check on occupants of the residence.  When deputies arrived, they located a male and female deceased.  Names are not being released pending family notification.  This is being investigated as a homicide.       

At this time, there is no evidence or information available that would suggest a threat to the public.  We will provide additional updates about this investigation as new information becomes available.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Marshall County Attorney’s Office are assisting the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation.  If anyone has any information in this investigation you are encouraged to contact the Marshall County Communications Center, 641-754-5725, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, 641-754-6380, or tips can be submitted online at www.marshallcountysheriff.com  

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This webpage was printed on June 20, 2024. For the most current information, visit the Marshall County, Iowa, Sheriff website at marshallcountysheriff.com.
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