On Oct. 22, 2018, the Adel Police Department responded to a call of a possible deceased person found on private property here in the City of Adel.


Responding officers were able to confirm the remains were in fact human and investigators were called to the scene.


“After the scene was thoroughly investigated by our department we can say with a high degree of confidence that there was no foul play involved in this individual’s death. The body has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy to try to determine cause of death and help in identification,” Police Chief Gordy Shepherd said


Chief Shepherd would only say that they believe the body to be that of an adult male and would not further comment pending autopsy and DNA results.


Chief Shepherd wants it to be known that there is no threat to the public regarding this investigation.