July 22, 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.

On July 21, 2020 at 3:29 p.m., the Madison County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that an unresponsive male was found lying in the roadway at the intersection of Macksburg Road and Grandview Lane in rural Madison County. Arriving Deputies found an adult male later identified as Jonathan Michael Hoffman (39). Hoffman of Des Moines died from gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene. Assisting the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in the investigation is the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. 

Anyone who has information, or was on Macksburg Road between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday July 21, 2020, and saw something, they are asked to contact the Madison County Sheriff’s Office at 515-462-3575 (extension 8).


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 a safe place by following our core values: leadership, integrity, professionalism, courtesy, service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: 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
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Des Moines IA 50319