Body found in rural Lee County

Law enforcement is conducting a death investigation in Lee County, Iowa Sunday. 

A release from Iowa Department of Public Safety said authorities with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office responded to rural Lee County in reference to a dead body that had been discovered.

The release said it is the body of a white female in her early to mid-20s.

Authorities said they cannot release the location of the incident at this time. 

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), as well as the DCI’s Crime Scene Team. 

Investigators are keenly aware of the Mollie Tibbetts investigation and have no reason to believe that the decedent is Mollie Tibbetts. 

There will be no other comments or statements released at this time in reference to the Lee County death investigation or the Mollie Tibbetts investigation.

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