- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 14, 2017

WEVER, Iowa (AP) - Authorities have identified a man whose body was found in an eastern Iowa park.

The Hawk Eye reports (https://bit.ly/2lMO9FQ ) that the body of 47-year-old James Merlin Nelson was found Saturday in Indian Path Park in north Lee County. Lee County Sheriff’s deputies found Nelson dead after being called to the scene.

Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber said Monday that an autopsy has been ordered. He declined to release any other information about how Nelson died.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is leading the investigation into Nelson’s death.


Information from: The Hawk Eye, https://www.thehawkeye.com

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