Body Found in Linn County Believed to be Missing Walker Man

A body has been found in Linn County – and authorities believe it may be a missing Walker man.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says human remains were found buried on a Cedar Rapids property. Authorities have been conducting a criminal investigation at 4069 Soutter Avenue Southeast.

While no positive identification has been made, it appears the body may have connection to the disappearance of Christopher Bagley, who went missing on December 14th.

Bagley’s family says it is Chris. Chris’s father, Stewart, said in a message, “It is with heartfelt sorrow the Bagley family has to announce that the body of Chris has been found.”

The Sheriff’s Office worked along with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI to gather intelligence that led to this discovery. The Linn County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office have assisted with the recovery of the body.

Authorities say there is no danger to the general public at this time. This is an ongoing investigation.