Officials release name of woman found dead in Warren County

April 4, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a woman whose body was found in a north Warren County home.

She’s been identified as 25-year-old Mercedes Wathen, of Cambridge. Officers and medics were called to the home just south of Des Moines around 7:30 a.m. Monday.

An 18-year-old man has been taken into custody as a material witness. Online court records don’t show that he’s been charged.

Authorities have not said how Wathen died but have characterized the case as a homicide.

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