Woman, Man Dead After Marshalltown Shooting

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(Marshalltown, IA) -- Marshalltown police are calling the deaths of a woman and a man a murder-suicide case. Police found the body of 57-year-old Hemelinda Alcala-de-Villagomez at 607 East Church Street Wednesday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. Police also found 72-year-old Jose Carmen Villagomez-Torez with a gunshot wound. He was taken to Unity Point Hospital in Marshalltown, then transferred to a Des Moines hospital, where he died. Police say the two were married but lived separately.

Investigators say it appears Jose Carmen Villagomez-Torres shot Hermelinda Alcala-deVillagomez and then shot himself. Officers recovered a gun at the scene.

Autopsies will be performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at

641.754.5725. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Marshall County Crime Stoppers at

641.753.1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (27463

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