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Posted on: March 18, 2023


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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 18, 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 is making every effort to quickly resolve this investigation. The safety of our community is always our top priority. We will provide public updates as new information becomes available.

The investigation of this death is continuing. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting the Marshalltown Police Department with this investigation. Anyone with information about this 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

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.

For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641.754.5771 or via email at

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