UPDATE: The body of a deceased man was found near a school in Des Moines County, according to a news release from the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies responded to a reported of a deceased man March 13 on the outlying grounds of the Mediapolis Community School property, the release says.
According to the release, this incident is still under investigation but does not appear to be a suspicious death.
The name of the deceased will not be released until the State Medical Examiner’s autopsy report is released.
EARLIER: The Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a man’s body was found on the grounds of a school in Mediapolis this morning.
The Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a deceased individual located on the outlying grounds of the Mediapolis Community School property at about 11:13 a.m. on Monday. A Des Moines County Sheriff’s Deputy, who works as the Mediapolis School Resource Officer, responded to the scene immediately. Deputies and investigators also responded and identified the individual as a middle-aged man. The man’s name has not yet been released.
The incident is currently under investigation and there will be a significant law enforcement presence in the area. It has been determined that no direct or active threat to the school, students or staff is present.