No Evidence Found In Fremont County Excavation

Mitch Mortvedt
Assistant Director - Division of Criminal Investigation

December 8, 2022

FREMONT COUNTY, Iowa - Over the past three days, state, local, and federal law enforcement assisted with an investigation in Fremont County. Authorities brought in an array of experts representing several disciplines and significant assets to excavate, collect and examine soil samples from a site identified by a reporting party. After exhaustive efforts, no evidence or other items of concern were recovered. 

Law enforcement agencies coordinating this effort included the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office.

No further information will be released at this time.


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