BODY IN SOUTH SKUNK RIVER IDENTIFIED

Body in South Skunk River identified

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  The body that was found in the South Skunk River Tuesday afternoon (8/6) is that of an Oskaloosa woman.  The Iowa Department of Public Safety has identified the victim as 24-year-old Ashley Shafer.  She had been reported missing to Oskaloosa Police on Monday (8/5).  Shafer’s body was found Tuesday afternoon in the South Skunk River near the Glendale Access in Mahaska County.  While there was an autopsy on Shafer, the cause of her death is still being investigated.  The Division of Criminal Investigation, Oskaloosa Police and Mahaska County Sheriff’s Office are still looking into what led to Ashley Shafer’s death.

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