September 21, 2022
On August 10th, 2022 Marshall County Conservation staff directed Deputies to a remote area in the river where a possible human lower jawbone was discovered by conservation staff while conducting a biological and wildlife survey. The jawbone was intact, but the condition was deteriorated indicating the jawbone was several years old. A search of the area was conducted where three additional potential human bones were located.
Marshall County Medical Examiner was contacted to collect the suspected human remains which were sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office for further testing.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office received information from the State Medical Examiner’s Office the mandible was confirmed as human with no modern medical significance. The remaining bones were determined non-human.
The mandible was transferred to the Office of the State Archaeologist, University of Iowa for further examination. The mandible was determined likely to belong to a prehistoric Native American, middle to older age male. Additional historical research is expected.
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff’s Office is led by Sheriff Joel Phillips and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.
January 26, 2023The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that we are accepting applications for the inaugural Sheriff’s Citizen Academy which will be held this spring. The Citizen Academy will begin on March 21 and will be held every Tuesday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.
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December 12, 2022Marshall County K9 Lizzy was honored this month to be the very first recipient of the AKC Public Service Dog Titling Program.
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August 17, 2022On Friday morning, law enforcement officers will be posted on the rooftops of Dunkin Donuts locations across Iowa. No, they aren't guarding the donuts --but doing something even more important which is helping to raise awareness and donations for Special Olympics Iowa and their athletes.
August 11, 2022On August 10th, 2022 the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a Marshall County Conservation Officer who had located a possible human jawbone on a sandbar in the Iowa River south of Albion, Marshall County Iowa.
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