Investigation Into Suspicious Deaths Underway in Benton County
BENTON COUNTY, Iowa — Authorities are investigating two deaths being considered suspicious in Belle Plaine.
Just before 5 a.m. on Friday, Belle Plaine police responded to the 9th Street railroad crossing on a report of a train versus pedestrian accident. When they arrived, officers found two people dead at the scene. Officials believe the deceased individuals are a female in her mid-30s and a boy approximately eight years old. Their identities have not yet been released.
The incident is still under investigation.