Welfare check leads to discovery of death being ruled suspicious in nature; Officials say there is no threat to public

Monday, January 22, the Waukon Police Department responded to the 100 block of 1st Avenue SW in Waukon to conduct a welfare check. An initial report released shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday, January 23 by the Waukon Police Department indicates a deceased adult was found in the residence. The death is being treated as suspicious in nature. An autopsy will be performed by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner. Local law enforcement officials say there is no threat to the public and the investigation is ongoing.

Authorities say no further information will be released at this time. The Waukon Police Department is being assisted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa State Patrol.