Lee County Sheriff confirms identity of victim in Wever death investigation

February 13, 2017 GMT

Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber has identified the victim in the Wever death investigation as James Merlin Nelson, 47.

In a press release distributed at 10:30 a.m. today, Weber said the death of the man, whose body was discovered Saturday near Indian Path Park, Wever, remains under investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s office, the Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

An autopsy is to be conducted today at the University of Iowa’s Decedent Care Unit.

“Until the results are know, no additional information will be provided as to the cause and manner of death,” Weber states in his press release.