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Posted on: April 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] MPD Death Investigation - Grommet Missing Person Investigation UPDATE

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On Monday, April 15, 2019, at 9:07 a.m., the Marshalltown Police Department received a report of a discovered corpse in a farm field just east of Walmart (2800 block of South Center Street). Upon arrival, law enforcement located the body of what appeared to be an adult, female. The identity of the body could not be confirmed on April 15. Preliminary information suggested this was the body of Michelle Marie Grommet, age 32, of Mason City, Iowa. Ms. Grommet was reported to the Marshalltown Police Department as a missing person on March 22.

On Tuesday, April 16, an autopsy was performed on the recovered body. The identity of the deceased has been confirmed as Michelle Marie Grommet. The cause and manner of death have not yet been determined and are pending final autopsy results. At this time, there is no evidence, or information, which suggests foul play is associated with Ms. Grommet’s death.

The Marshalltown Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation continue to investigate the Grommet missing person case. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Mason City Police Department have also assisted with this investigation.

Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641.754.5725. Additionally, anonymous tips may be submitted to Marshall County Crime Stoppers by calling 641.753.1234, via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at

For more information, please contact Police Chief Michael Tupper by calling 641-754-5771 or via email at

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