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Cedar Rapids police investigating suspicious death as first homicide of 2018

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids police are investigating their first homicide of 2018.

Public safety spokesman Greg Buelow said an autopsy was completed Tuesday on 18-year-old AnnaElise M. Edgeton. The autopsy determined Edgeton, of Cedar Rapids, died as a result of a gunshot wound.

Buelow said no one is in custody and police are unable to answer additional questions about the investigation at this time.

Police discovered Edgeton’s body when they responded to the Shamrock Apartments, 316 Jacolyn Drive, SW at 11:21 a.m. Saturday. Edgeton was a resident of the Shamrock Apartments.

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According to her obituary, Edgeton was a 2015 graduate of Metro High School. After graduating, she earned her Certified Nursing Assistant Designation and was employed at Living Center East.

Edgeton married John Edgeton in August 2017 at Palisades Park, her obituary states.

“Anna was determined, outspoken, kind-hearted, mature and responsible beyond her years,” her obituary states. “She was bright, driven, spunky and independent.”

In addition to her husband, Edgeton has a close relationship with her mother and her many pets, including a dog, cat and bearded dragon.

Services for Edgeton are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Cedar Rapids.

Cedar Rapids at six homicides in 2017.


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