Autopsy Indicates 5-Year-Old Died Of Head Injuries, Drowning

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

An autopsy shows a 5-year-old boy's death in Harrison County was caused by blunt force head injuries and drowning. The Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner released results of the Dominic Elkins' autopsy on Tuesday. His death has been ruled a homicide.


A foster family caring for Dominic found his body on August 31st at the bottom of a ravine. The boy had been living with the family for about two weeks.

Cody Metzker-Madsen, a 17-year-old described by authorities as a member of the foster family, has been charged as an adult with first-degree murder in connection to Dominic's death.

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