July 2, 2021

GREENFIELD, Iowa - Today, an autopsy was conducted on the body found on July 1 in rural Adair County. The cause and manner of death for the adult male found near the intersection of 320th and York Streets are pending further investigation by the Office of the State Medical Examiner. Additionally, the identity of the man is pending further investigation by the Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Laboratory and notification of family members.

The Division of Criminal Investigation and the Adair County Sheriff’s Office continue the investigation into this suspicious death. Anyone with information as to the identity of the man or circumstances surrounding his death are asked to call Adair County Sheriff Jeff Vandewater at 712-743-2148.

Additional information will be released when it is available.


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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