Investigators believe that a fall from a deck killed a 61-year-old northwest Iowa man.
The Woodbury County Sheriff's office says deputies were called to Bryon Johnson's home on the edge of Hornick around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene.
The sheriff's office says an autopsy was performed later. Preliminary results showed that the blunt trauma Johnson suffered in the fall was the likely cause of death.