February 16, 2021

EAGLE GROVE, Iowa - On February 16, 2021, at about 5:42 a.m., the Wright County Sheriff's Office received a report of a stabbing at Prestage Foods, located at 3813 Highway 17 in Eagle Grove, Iowa.  Deputies responded and located a deceased individual inside the employee locker room area within the plant. Deputies identified a suspect who is in custody.  The initial investigation revealed the victim and suspect knew each other.

The Iowa Division of Investigation is assisting the Wright County Sheriff's Office.  The release of names is pending family notification.


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
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319