Des Moines police respond to call and find body in apartment

March 7, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say officers called to an early morning disturbance found a dead man and have taken another man into custody.

Police says a resident called police just before 6 a.m. Wednesday to report hearing a disturbance, adding that someone may have been killed.

Officers rushed to the home just northwest of the city’s downtown and found the dead man in a second-floor apartment. Officers took a man into custody but haven’t filed charges.

Police later identified the dead man as 34-year-old Christopher John Latimer, of Des Moines.

Police say the death is considered suspicious and have begun a homicide investigation.

The death is Des Moines’ second homicide of 2018.

Update hourly