Police: Missing 18-year-old found dead in Marshalltown

Local News

MARSHALLTOWN — 18-year-old Jazmin Reyes Raya was found dead on Monday just before 10 a.m.

Her body was located in a remote area of the Iowa River, about 500 yards northwest of the North Center Street bridge area.

“There’s no evidence or information to suggest criminal activity or foul play at this point,” said Marshalltown Chief of Police Michael Tupper. “We’re still putting together what happened.

The Marshalltown Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Fire Department, Marshall County 911, Marshall County Crime Stoppers, Marshall County Emergency Management, Star 1 Search & Rescue, Story County Emergency Management, and private search and rescue dog team handlers.

Police “sincerely appreciates the innumerable hours put in by all of these partners during the search for Raya“, the department said in a statement. “These agencies all provided exceptionally professional service under very difficult conditions.”

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.