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Iowa Cold Case: Police still searching for killer of West Des Moines realtor


This news story was published on April 3, 2021.
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WEST DES MOINES – Ten years ago, on April 8th, 2011, 27-year-old Ashley Okland was murdered while working as a realtor at an open house/office in a townhome development located at 558 Stone Creek Ct, West Des Moines, Iowa. As of today, her murder remains unsolved.

Despite investigating nearly 900 leads and having contact with approximately 500 people during the investigation, the information necessary to solve this crime has not yet been uncovered. However, even with the passage of time, investigators assigned to the case are confident that someone has crucial knowledge about the time leading up to her death and the identities of those involved. This case remains open and West Des Moines Police Detectives continue to pursue any leads they receive about the case.

As this tragic milestone approaches, police are asking anyone with information to come forward and help provide closure to those affected by the loss of this successful and vibrant young woman.

The family and friends of Ashley Okland are offering a reward of up to $150,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or individuals responsible for her untimely death.

Anyone that has any pertinent information concerning the murder of Ashley Okland is asked to report that information to Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa. You can anonymously report your tip to Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa by calling 515-223-1400 or 800-452-1111, submitting your tip online at crimestoppersofcentral.com or using their free app at P3TIPS.com.

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