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Police find dead body in creek near downtown Iowa City

July 1, 2019

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Police officers say they have found a dead body in a creek near downtown Iowa City.

The Iowa City Police Department said that the unidentified dead person’s body was located at 6:45 a.m. on Monday in the water of Ralston Creek near Gilbert Street.

The creek is near several large apartment complexes that house many University of Iowa students.

Many homeless people are also known to frequent the creek area.

Police say the circumstances surrounding the death are unknown and that they are investigating.

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