Teen Charged With Murder in Father’s Suspicious Death Investigation

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DAVIS COUNTY, Iowa -- A 16-year-old boy was charged in the December death of his father in rural Davis County.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety announced Monday that Michael Thomas Goodwin Jr. was charged with first-degree murder. Officials said the body of 39-year-old Michael Thomas Goodwin Sr. was found on Dec. 13 in his home off Highway 63 in rural Davis County.

The investigation is ongoing and officials did not release additional information regarding  the arrest of Goodwin Jr.

Authorities are still asking for the public's help in providing information in the case. The public is urged to call the Davis County Sheriff’s office at 641-664-2385 with any information.