September 16, 2020

KELLOGG, Iowa  - On September 16, at 5:32 p.m., the Jasper County Communication Center received a report of a fire in the 8100 block of North 67th Avenue East in rural Kellogg.

Responding emergency personnel found an active fire in the roadside ditch. After extinguishing the fire, a deceased body was located.

At this time, the Jasper County Sheriff's Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are treating this death as a homicide. The investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released when available. 

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the Jasper County Sheriff's Office at 641.792.5912.



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.

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