Authorities Release Name in South Skunk River Investigation

Investigators continued processing the scene where a woman’s body was discovered Tuesday at the Glendale Access.

An Iowa Department of Public Safety Press Release

DES MOINES, Iowa — Following an autopsy by the Office of the State Medical Examiner, the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has identified the adult female found in the South Skunk River as 24 year-old Ashley Shafer of Oskaloosa. Ms. Shafer was reported missing to the Oskaloosa Police Department on August 5. The DCI, the Oskaloosa Police Department, and the Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office continue their investigation into the circumstances that lead to Ms. Shafer’s death. While an autopsy was completed, a determination on Ms. Shafer’s cause of death and manner of death are pending further investigation. At this time, there is no known threat to the public.

As appropriate, additional information will be released.

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