The body of 36-year-old Jeremy Lee Clarey of Akron was discovered in a wooded area along the Big Sioux River near Westfield, Iowa. He had been reported missing earlier that day, but had been missing since Thursday (8/15/13).
The body was taken to the State Medical Examiners Office in Ankeny for an autopsy, which was performed on Monday. The preliminary report is that Clarey died of self-inflicted knife wounds. Further tests are being conducted, including, but not limited to toxicology testing.
The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and Akron Police Department continue their investigation. Interviews and record searches are being conducted. The case remains open and under investigation.