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Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation


This news story was published on July 16, 2019.
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DES MOINES – An ex-boyfriend shot himself to death in Bancroft, and the two other persons found dead in a house there also died of gunshot wounds, authorities say.

On July 12th, 2019 at about 8:13 am, the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting two deceased individuals at 524 S. Morehouse Street in Bancroft, Iowa. Officers with the Bancroft Police Department were dispatched to the residence and located a third deceased individual that was initially not visible to the reporting party.

Victims have now been identified as Mason Alrik Cederwall, age 22, and Amy Lynn Manna, age 30. Manna was a resident of 524 S. Morehouse Street in Bancroft, Iowa. The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office has determined the cause of death for both Cederwell and Manna to be homicide and the manner of death gunshot wounds.

The third body was determined to be Austin James Bernhard, age 30, of 303 S. Summit, Bancroft, Iowa. Bernhard’s cause of death was determined to be suicide and manner of death was a single gunshot wound. It was determined that Bernard was Manna’s ex-boyfriend. Austin Bernhard was arrested on July 4, 2019, for assault and burglary charges in an incident involving the two victims.

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7 Responses to Ex-boyfriend determined to be killer in Bancroft death investigation

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 10:25 am

    or its just easy for an underfunded under staffed police department that probably doesnt get dibs on the cream of the crop as far as the employee pool goes to claim it was the ex bpoyfriend, because they watched alot of in the heat of the night reruns and thats usually how the magic tv box depicts the crime.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 17, 2019 at 1:42 am

    she must have been good at doing something

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 16, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    he evidently never heard about all the fish in the sea.

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    Birdman Reply Report comment

    July 16, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Oldest crime on the book…jilted lover. Except for when Eve snatched that apple. #MeToo opened the pandora’s box on whack jobs doing way more bad things to women. Rural minds think alike. RIP

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    July 16, 2019 at 9:51 am

    Fuc**ng stupid waste of time and life. maybe she shouldnt have been dating a mentally unstable thieving piece of shit? seem’s like a waste of life. think Mr cederwall got the short end of the stick here. dead over some pussy?

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      July 16, 2019 at 10:51 am

      Please take your medications as prescribed. You will feel alot better about yourself.

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        July 17, 2019 at 10:27 am

        who needs meds? that comment seemed on point. no reason for someone to be dead over a piece of ass. thats ni**er behavior right there.