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Posted on: July 8, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Jazmin Reyes Raya Missing Person Investigation - UPDATE

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MEDIA RELEASE: 07/08/19, 12:30 PM


The Marshalltown Police Department regretfully reports Jazmin Reyes Raya, age 18, was found deceased today just before 10:00 a.m.  Her body was located in a remote area of the Iowa River, about 500 yards northwest of the North Center Street bridge area.  At this time, there is no evidence or information that indicates criminal activity is connected to this missing person/death investigation.  However, this is still an active investigation and all possible scenarios will be thoroughly investigated.

A press conference is not being planned at this time.  No other public information is available for release.  When additional details are available, we will send them immediately.  The family of Jazmin Reyes Raya requests everyone honor and respect their privacy at this time.  They are not accepting requests for media interviews.

The Marshalltown Police Department has been assisted in this investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Fire Department, Marshall County 911, Marshall County Crime Stoppers, Marshall County Emergency Management, Star 1 Search & Rescue, Story County Emergency Management, and private search and rescue dog team handlers.  The police department sincerely appreciates the innumerable hours put in by all of these partners during the search for Jazmin.  These agencies all provided exceptionally professional service under very difficult conditions.

Anyone with information regarding this missing person investigation is asked to contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725.

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


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