Public Safety

Body found in Iowa City creek

Ralston Creek at S. Gilbert Street in Iowa City
Ralston Creek at S. Gilbert Street in Iowa City

IOWA CITY — Iowa City police are investigating a body found in a creek Monday morning.

Iowa City Police Sgt. Derek Frank said the body of an adult male was found in Ralston Creek in the 400 block of South Gilbert around 6:45 a.m. The body was discovered by a nearby resident, Frank said.

Police said they do not know how the body got in the creek and are investigating the death, along with the Johnson County medical examiner.

Another body was found under a bridge in Iowa City on Monday afternoon, though police do not believe the deaths are related. Officers were called to the Highway 6 bridge over the Iowa River at 2:45 p.m. for a person found dead in a makeshift campsite.

That death is also under investigation.

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