Des Moines police identify victim in homicide case

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DES MOINES – Police are investigating the death of a Des Moines man as a homicide.

They identified the victim as 43-year-old James Charles Moss Jr.

Police responded to a report of a dispute at 2928 E. Walnut St. early Saturday morning around 1:07 a.m.

When they arrived, police say they found Moss inside with injuries. Medics took him to MercyOne Hospital where he died.

Detectives identified two individuals that may have relevant information in the investigation.

Detectives determined that Des Moines residents Nicky Joe Beery, 39, and Sarah Elizabeth Hupp, 38, were at the scene of the homicide at or near the time that the homicide occurred.

Detectives want to interview Beery and Hupp as witnesses. They are asking anyone with information on their whereabouts to contact Detective Matt Towers at 515-283-4981 or the Des Moines Police Department Communication Center at 515-283-4811.

You can also submit anonymous tips to CrimeStoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or online.

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