Man found dead in a Pottawattamie County hole ID’d


November 21st, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs have released the name of a man who was found dead in a hole Friday, as 34-year old Sasha Padowinikoff, a transient whose last known address was in California. His body was discovered in a hand-dug 4-foot deep hole in a wooded area just east of the 1600 block of North 15th Street. Officials say it appeared that he had been digging a hole for shelter or storage of his belongings, when he fell in as he tried to retrieve some items, and became trapped. Foul play is not suspected.

Officials say Padowinikoff had been staying at Mohm’s Place. His family members from Idaho were located and informed of his death, on Monday.