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Iowa woman’s suspicious death ruled a suicide

This news story was published on October 4, 2019.
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DEWITT, IOWA – The suspicious death of an Iowa woman has been ruled a suicide.

On Friday, September 27, 2019, at approximately 9:44 AM, the DeWitt Police Department received a 911-call reference a suspicious death. Law Enforcement went to 319 9th Avenue and upon arrival discovered a deceased female in the garage, later identified as Jessica Elizabeth Marie Vance (29). The Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Division of Criminal Investigation was called to assist with the investigation.

On October 2, 2019, the Office of the Iowa State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy. The Medical Examiner determined the cause of Vance’s death was hanging and the manner of death, suicide.

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