July 21, 2020

WINTERSET, Iowa - This is not a press release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety. It is being distributed on behalf of the Madison County Sheriff's Office.

Madison County Deputies and Agents with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are currently conducting a death investigation into what is believed to be a homicide that occurred at the intersection of Macksburg Road and Grandview Lane in rural Madison County. The investigation is in the very early stages. The identity of the male victim will be released at a later time and pending family notification. 

There is no known threat to the general public at this time. Additional information will be released as warranted.   


The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the largest law enforcement agency in the state. It includes six divisions and several bureaus, all working together with local, state and federal government agencies and the private sector, to keep Iowa safe by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within DPS include: Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement, Iowa State Patrol, Iowa State Fire Marshal Division, Iowa Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center, and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Safety is led by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319