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Marshalltown man’s death under investigation


March 18th, 2023 by Ric Hanson

(Marshalltown, Iowa) –  Police in Marshalltown are investigating a suspicious death. Authorities said Saturday (today), that on Friday, March 17, 2023, at 4:03pm, law enforcement responded to 618 West Boone Street after receiving a 911 call reporting someone had been injured at this location and was not breathing. Upon arrival, officers found a 27-year-old male deceased. The victim has been identified as Isaiah Montell Forest, of Marshalltown. On March 18th, an autopsy of the victim was performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner. The final autopsy results and conclusions are pending. Details are not available at this time while this investigation is ongoing. The circumstances surrounding this death are suspicious. No arrests have been made.
At this time, there is no evidence or information available that would suggest a threat to the general public. The police department says it’s making every effort to quickly resolve this investigation.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Marshalltown Police Department with the investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641-754-5729. Tips may also be submitted anonymously by calling Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 641-753-1234 or via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637).
Tips may also be submitted online at www.marshallcountycs.com.
The Marshalltown Police Department was assisted at the Boone Street address by the Iowa Division of Criminal
Investigation Crime Scene Team, the Marshall County 911 Communications Center, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, the Marshalltown Fire Department and the Unity Point Ambulance Service.