October 25, 2019
CRESTON, Iowa -- On Valentine’s Day 2018, at approximately 8:17 p.m., officers with the Creston Police Department conducted a welfare check at 300 East Montgomery Street, Apartment 3. Officers found the apartment’s resident, 45-year-old Paul Allen Scheel, deceased. An autopsy the following day showed that Mr. Scheel was the victim of a homicide.
Since February 14, Creston officers and agents with Division of Criminal Investigation’s Major Crime Unit have worked to find the person or persons responsible for the death of Mr. Scheel. Despite the work, this case remains unsolved.
Law enforcement and Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa are partnering to ask for the public’s assistance. Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa is offering a reward up to $1000 dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved in the homicide of Mr. Scheel. You can contact Crime Stoppers by going to Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa's website at crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com and giving a web tip. You can also download our P3 app to submit a tip or call 515.223.1400. Remember: All tipsters can remain anonymous.