June 18, 2021,

TRAER, Iowa -  On June 18th, at approximately 4:35 a.m., the Tama County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from an occupant of the Ryan Cooper residence located at 1846 K Avenue Traer, Iowa.  Upon arrival, law enforcement found Ryan Cooper deceased.  The facts and circumstances indicate Cooper’s death appears to be a violent death.  The investigation is being conducted by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Tama County Attorney’s Office.   

The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office will be conducting the autopsy. 

No additional information will be provided at this time.


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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