Law enforcement in western Iowa are investigating a body they found in the midst of investigating an alleged kidnapping and attempted sexual assault of another victim.
The Sac County Sheriff’s office was called to an intersection two miles west of Early around 8 a.m. Thursday.
Police say a 21-year-old woman jumped from a vehicle and flagged down another person to call the police because she had been kidnapped. The victim told police the suspect had taken her from Storm Lake to a home in Early where he held her against her will, when she was able to get away, the suspect also fled on foot.
Upon searching the area Sheriff’s Deputies found 21-year-old Kirk Riley Levin hiding in a barn.
Levin was taken to the Sac County Jail where he faces charges of kidnapping and attempted sexual assault. He is being held on $20,000 bond.
While Sheriff’s Deputies were working on the alleged kidnapping they came upon the body of a deceased female.
They have listed the death as suspicious and are awaiting autopsy results from the State Medical Examiner.
The name of the deceased woman will not be released until the family can be notified.