West Des Moines Police Investigate Homicide of Woman Found in Middle of Road

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- West Des Moines Police are investigating the death of a woman found in the middle of the road.

Police got a call around 11:42 p.m. Friday from someone driving through the area of S. 64th Street and Coachlight Drive and found an adult female lying in the road.

She was later identified as 18-year-old Sakira Kezia Tamara Bonner of West Des Moines.

While responding to the scene, officials received another call reporting shots had been fired in the area.

Bonner was transported by ambulance to a hospital where she later died.

The death is being investigated as a homicide. The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation is assisting West Des Moines Police.

This is the first homicide in West Des Moines this year, the last homicide in West Des Moines was in 2016.

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