Police Investigating Suspicious Death in Drake Neighborhood

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Police are investigating a death in the Drake neighborhood Wednesday morning and they say it is suspicious.

Police were called to 1076 21st Street just before 6:00 a.m. Sgt. Paul Parizek with the Des Moines Police Department says a neighbor in the building heard yelling and screaming in another apartment and called police. When officers arrived they made contact with a male who made some statements to them that he had harmed another person, and he was taken into custody.

Police found the body of a deceased male in an upstairs apartment.

Police are currently questioning the man in custody. They are working to determine the events that led up to the death and whether it is a criminal case.

No charges have been filed at this time.

The names of those involved have not been released.

Sgt. Parizek says police were called to the same address earlier, around 1:00 a.m., on a dispute and one person was arrested at that time. He did not have any other details about the nature of that incident.


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