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Independence Police Investigating Woman’s Death at Apartment

Authorities in Independence are investigating a death after receiving a medical call at an apartment in the 1100 block of 2nd St. NE Saturday night.

Independence Police Chief David Niedert said in a press release that officers found a 29-year-old unresponsive woman and immediately began lifesaving measures until the paramedics arrived. She was transported to Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, where she was later pronounced dead.

The body will be transported to the State of Iowa Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy. Her name is not being released at this time, pending notification of family members.

The investigation is ongoing, with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting.

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