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Man found unconscious after Toddville home break-in, pronounced dead at hospital

3689 Toddville Road, Toddville, Iowa (Linn County Assessor photo)
3689 Toddville Road, Toddville, Iowa (Linn County Assessor photo)

A man found unconscious by Linn County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a break-in at a Toddville home Sunday night was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital.

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The Linn County Sheriff's Office identified the man found dead outside a Toddville home Sunday night as 39-year-old Jesse McBurney of Palo.

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According to a news release from the sheriff’s office, deputies were dispatched to 3689 Toddville Road at 10:53 p.m. Sunday for a resident reporting that someone was trying to get into the home by breaking windows and crawling through. The person did not enter the house, the release stated.

When deputies arrived, they found an unconscious man in the backyard and requested medical assistance from the Monroe Township Fire Department and Center Point Ambulance. Any injuries that might have been observed or what might have caused the man’s unconsciousness, if known, were not described in the news release.

The man, who officials later identified as 39-year-old Jesse McBurney, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate.

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