Man found dead in Spencer, IA identified

Published: Feb. 21, 2023 at 4:15 PM CST
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SPENCER, Iowa (KTIV) - Authorities have identified the man that was found dead back on Feb. 20 in Spencer, Iowa.

That man was 29-year-old Joshua Martin of Marathon, Iowa.

The Spencer Police Department says the cause of Martin’s death has yet to be determined because the autopsy results haven’t been completed by the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office.

No other information about the investigation has been released.


SPENCER, Iowa (KTIV) - Authorities in Spencer, Iowa are investigating after a man was found dead in the 200 block of W 5th St.

According to a news release, on Monday, Feb. 20 just before noon, a 911 call was received of an unresponsive man. When emergency services arrived, they determined the 29-year-old man was deceased.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending further investigation from the Spencer Police Department and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations. An autopsy is planned at the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office.

No additional information has been released.