Female body found in Shell Rock River in Worth County identified

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Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 7:31 PM CDT
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WORTH COUNTY, Iowa (KTTC) – A female body was discovered by a passerby in Shell Rock River Friday morning. The body recovered was identified as Melissa Jo Olson of Northwood.

According to Worth County Sheriff Dan Fank, the woman’s body was found on 390th Street in between Raven Avenue and Robin Avenue.

The cause of death is unknown at this time.

The incident is being investigated by the Worth County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa DNR, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, Worth County Emergency Management, Mason City Fire Department, Kensett Fire Department, and Worth County Secondary Roads.