January 22, 2024

WAUKON, Iowa - On January 22, 2024, the Waukon Police Department responded to the 100 block of 1st Ave. SW in Waukon to conduct a welfare check. A deceased adult was found in the residence. The death is being treated as suspicious in nature. An autopsy will be performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner. There is no threat to the public and the investigation is ongoing. 

The Waukon Police Department is being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol. 


No further information will be released 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.

Iowa Department of Public Safety
215 E 7th St
Des Moines IA 50319