Body Found in Iowa Rock Quarry

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Authorities have released the name of a man whose body was found at the bottom of a rock quarry in northeast Iowa. Thirty-year-old Douglas Wernke of Dyersville had been reported missing May 13.

Wernke's body and a burned-out sport utility vehicle were found Friday evening at the quarry just south of Dyersville.

The sheriff's office says Wernke was alone in his SUV when it ran off a bluff into the quarry. He was ejected on impact and the SUV was destroyed by an explosion and fire.

The investigation is continuing, but the office says a crime is not suspected in Wernke's death.

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