Public Safety

Body found in Iowa River believed to be missing Coralville woman, police say

A body found in the Iowa River on Thursday morning is believed to be that of a missing Coralville woman, police said.

Kathryn D. Ironside, 60, of Coralville, was last seen Saturday near her apartment in the 200 block of East Ninth Street in Coralville.

On Monday night, Ironside’s coat was found by the Iowa River near the roller dam in Coralville, Police Chief Shane Kron said. Fearing she may have gone into the water, law enforcement officials searched in and around the river Tuesday and Wednesday, but did not find signs of Ironside.

Police posted photos of Ironside on Wednesday asking for the public’s help in finding her.

At 9:45 a.m. Thursday, a resident with a dock along Rocky Shore Drive in Iowa City, downriver of the dam, found a body in the water.

“We won’t have confirmation for a couple of days, but we have every reason to believe it’s our missing person,” Kron said.

He said while police continue to investigate the death, “we see no preliminary evidence of a crime.”

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