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Body found in alley between 14th St. and 14th Place in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)
Body found in alley between 14th St. and 14th Place in Des Moines. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Police are investigating the death of a Des Moines woman now say the death is not suspicious.

Officers responded to the 1100 block of 14th Place Sunday morning after receiving a call about a dead body.

A neighbor found 35-year-old Shannon Prothero face-down in an alley. He checked for vital signs and called police.
“She had an abrasion on her forehead and she was missing her top completely. She didn`t have anything on top. She was missing a sock and a shoe,” said Nicholas Saman, the man who found her.

Investigators remained on scene for the majority of Sunday.

Following an autopsy Monday, officials determined Prothero’s death was not a homicide. They are still waiting for results of toxicology reports to determine if Prothero died from an overdose or exposure to the elements.