Police identify victim in Jasper County homicide


Authorities have identified the victim in a Jasper County homicide.

44-year Michael Williams of Grinnell was found in a roadside ditch Wednesday after police were called for a fire in rural Kellogg.

An investigation is underway.

Full release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety:

Law enforcement has identified the person found dead on September 16th in rural Jasper County as 44-year-old Michael Williams of Grinnell.

The investigation into the homicide death of Mr. Williams continues with law enforcement resources from Jasper, Poweshiek, and Marshall Counties, as well as Division of Criminal Investigation agents and Iowa State Patrol Troopers with the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Additional information will be released as warranted.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Grinnell Police Department at 641.623.5679 or the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office at 641.792.5912