Double Murder Investigation in NE IA, 17-year old sought for questioning


May 14th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in northeastern Iowa area searching for a teenager in connection with the discovery of two bodies found Sunday afternoon at a home in Manchester, At around 2:20-pm, Sunday, the Manchester Police Department responded to a 911 call from 109 Deann Drive in Manchester.  Upon arrival at the scene officers found two deceased individuals in the residence.

17-year old Isaiah Sweet, wanted for questioning in murder case

Law enforcement is seeking a person of interest in this case and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17 year old Isaiah Sweet.  The youth lived in the house with the two adults, who were not immediately identified. Authorities describe the case as a double murder. Police Chief Bruce Trapp says police responded to the house previously after receiving requests for assistance. Officials are not releasing the relationship between the youth and the couple, whose bodies were found when family members arrived for a Mother’s Day gathering. 

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Sweet they’re being asked to contact the Manchester Police Department at (563) 927-3355. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is providing assistance in the investigation.  Also assisting is the Iowa State Patrol and Delaware County Sheriff’s Office. No additional details are being released at this time due to the ongoing nature of the investigation.