Transient death investigation in Council Bluffs


November 17th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Authorities in Council Bluffs are investigating the death of a transient. According to Council Bluffs Police, the body of a 34-year old white male transient was discovered Friday in a hole he was digging in a wooded area just east of the 1600 block of North 15th Street. Officials say it appears the man was digging a hole for shelter or storage of his belongings, when he fell in and became trapped.

An autopsy was scheduled as part of the investigation, but officials say foul play is not suspected. Investigators are withholding the man’s name pending notification of family.