Remains Of Man Found At Vacant Iowa Grocery Store Were Ten Years Old

Investigators have identified a man whose remains were found at the vacant No Frills Supermarket on West Broadway in Council Bluffs in January.

Council Bluffs Police say the identification of Larry Ely Murillo-Moncada of Council Bluffs was made by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Criminalistics Lab.

Police say in November, 2009 Murillo’s parents reported him missing after he became upset and ran out of their home. He was 25 years old and was employed at No Frills Supermarket at the time of his disappearance.

In speaking to former employees of No Frills, police say it was common for workers to be on top of the coolers, because the space was utilized for storage of goods. Investigators believe that Murillo went to the store after leaving his home and climbed on top of the coolers.

He then fell into an approximate 18” gap between the back of the cooler and a wall and got trapped.

His death has been ruled accidental.

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