Breaking News
More () »

Local 5 - weareiowa.com | Des Moines Local News & Weather | Des Moines, Iowa

2 dead of gunshot wounds in Webster County home

Webster County Sheriff's deputies believe one of the victims died of 'self-inflicted' gunshot wound
Credit: Special to :Local 5
Webster County Sheriff Office

VINCENT, Iowa — Webster County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting deaths of two Vincent residents.

Allen D. Will, 69, and Karen E. Will, 67, failed to show up for an event. Emergency dispatchers received a call at about 1:45 p.m., Saturday. Deputies went to the 100 block of North Third Street to check on the residents' welfare.

They found Karen Will dead from gunshot wound and Allen Will dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Investigators believe the deaths took place between the overnight hours of Jan. 8 and the early hours of Jan. 9, per a Webster County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Deputies believe the deaths are an isolated incident and there is no threat to larger community.

The bodies were transported to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny.

The relationship between the Wills was not specified. The Webster County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return a phone call from Local 5 seeking further details.