SUPICIOUS DEATH: Police Investigate Homicide


Des Moines Police are investigating a death in the Drake Neighborhood as a homicide.

Police say 20-year old Nicolas White was found dead in the basement of his home at 1511 29th Street on Monday.

Paramedics were originally called to the scene on reports of an unresponsive person.  According to Police Sergeant Jason Halifax the paramedics felt the police needed to be called when the amount of blood and location of blood around the body raised their suspicions.

The State Medical Examiner performed an autopsy and ruled the death a homicide. Police are not saying how White died, but they are continuing to investigate.

They were back in the house on Tuesday gathering evidence.

White lived with two other people in the home, no suspects have been named. 

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