Public Safety

Death investigation launched into teen's death at Coralville Reservoir

JOHNSON COUNTY — The search for a missing Tiffin teen has become an investigation in the 15-year-old’s death.

Johnson County Sheriff Lonny Pulkrabek said the circumstances surrounding Noah Herring’s death require further investigation.

“The circumstances are suspicious enough that we need to look into it further,” Pulkrabek said Monday.

The sheriff’s office said Herring was last seen in Tiffin around 3 p.m. April 7. An Operation Quickfind was launched April 9.

Authorities said Herring’s body was recovered from the Coralville Reservoir on Saturday.

Pulkrabek said he could not share what details about Herring’s death led authorities to think the death is suspicious.

A freshman at Clear Creek Amana High School looking forward to a career in construction, Herring enjoyed rap music, Depot Express pizza, his pets and playing video games, according to his obituary.

“Noah will be remembered for blaring his music in the car and shower, his unique vocabulary and his special relationship with his siblings and cousins,” the obituary reads.

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The sheriff’s office is asking for help from anyone who was boating or fishing on the Coralville Reservoir near Scales Pointe Campground or near the area known as Diving Rock on April 7. Anyone with information is asked to call the Joint Emergency Communications Center at (319) 356-6800.

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