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Material witness in Des Moines homicide has died, police say

Police said they are investigating Scott L. Lowery's death as a suicide.

DES MOINES, Iowa — A material witness in a December homicide has been found dead, according to Des Moines police.

Officers responded to a report of a dead body found in a garage at a home in the 400 block of Fulton Drive at approximately 10:53 a.m. on Dec. 26. 

When officers arrived, they found a deceased man, as well as a gun. 

The man was later identified as 54-year-old Scott L. Lowery of Des Moines.

DMPD has been searching for Lowery since Dec. 13, as they believed he had information relating to the homicide of 51-year-old Natasha Lue Jean Williams.

Williams was found dead on Dec. 12 after a welfare check was performed at a home on Glenwood Drive. 

This incident and Williams' death remain under investigation, according to police. 

Lowery's death is being investigated as a suicide.

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