Lee County death investigation


A death investigation is underway after a body was discovered in rural Lee County, Iowa.

The sheriff’s office responded earlier Sunday with the help of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Deputies confirm to Local 4 News, it is the body of a white female in her early to mid-20s.

Investigators tell us, they are aware of the Mollie Tibbetts case but have no reason to believe at this time that the body is her.

The sheriff’s office isn’t providing any other information, including an exact location where the body was found.

Stay with Local 4 News for updates as we get them.

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