Posted at: 10/07/2012 10:39 PM
Updated at: 10/07/2012 10:44 PM
By: Brittany Lewis
Police Continue to Investigate Homicide in Northeast Iowa
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A well-being check turns into a homicide investigation. Police are now asking the public to help them find who might be responsible. The Chickasaw County Sheriff's Department has ruled the death of a Nashua, Iowa man a homicide.
Judy Gallmeyer is the ex-wife of Carl Gallmeyer and still considers him a friend. When police arrived at her house Thursday night, the last thing she expected was to hear he was dead.
"I assumed he had a heart attack," she said.
But when they told her it was a homicide, she was in disbelief.
"Shock, shock, hard to believe," said Gallmeyer.
Police say they were called to Carl's home in Nashua, around 3:00 pm Thursday for a well being check. When they went inside, they found him dead. The medical examiner is ruling is a homicide.
"It's only been a few days and I'm still trying to deal with it," said Gallmeyer.
Despite only being married a year and half, Judy says the two would have regular phone calls, but the last time she talked to him was two weeks ago.
"Every sunday, yes, consistently every sunday if he couldn't if he couldn't for some reason he couldn't call me sunday, he would call me monday and say I can't call you Sunday night, I'll call you Monday night," she said.
Carl owned a grocery store in Clarksville for 30 years and lived there all his life, moving to Nashau in 2000. He leaves behind three children. The death is being investigated by the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations.
If you have any information, you are encouraged to call the Chickasaw County Sheriff's Office at 641-394-3121.