Police Identify Des Moines Man Killed in South Side Homicide

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Des Moines Police say they are following investigative leads into the city’s most recent homicide.

Investigators were called to the Willow Park apartment complex on Chaffee Road around 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Police say 38-year-old Des Moines resident Gabriel Boettger was found dead outside of the building.

Sgt. Paul Parizek says investigators are unsure how Boettger died but are calling his death suspicious.

“There are some obvious injuries and evidence around the area that really gives us more questions than answers right now. We are treating it as a homicide until we know anything different,” he says.

Police are still investigating the incident and searching for a suspect.


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