July 19, 2023

Fremont County, Iowa - Shortly after 12:00 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a body found in the Missouri River. The body was found by employees of the Corps of Engineers who were surveying the area approximately four miles south of the Bartlett boat ramp, west of Bartlett, Iowa.

The body is that of a white female of an unknown age. The body has been sent to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny where a forensic autopsy will be performed to assist with the identification of the woman as well as the manner of death.

This is an ongoing investigation by the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call either the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office at 712-374-2424 or the Iowa DCI at 712-322-1585.


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