Authorities still investigating death of Worth Co. woman found in Shell Rock River

(ABC 6 News) – The Worth County Sheriff’s Office provided an update on Friday into the investigation of a woman found dead in the Shell Rock River on September 16.

Melissa Jo Olson, of Northwood, IA in rural Worth Co. was found dead near 390th St. and Raven Ave.

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In an update, the Sheriff’s office says they along with the Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner continue to investigate and gather information as well as conduct further testing.

The Sheriff’s office says results from further testing and the completion of reports may take several weeks to finalize, and are asking for the public’s patience.

Investigators are still seeking information and urges that if anyone was with Melissa during the week prior to September 16th or had observed a female walking in the area of 390th St. and Raven Ave. on September 15th or 16th, to contact the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation or the Worth County Sheriff’s Office.

All information can be provided to Special Agent Ryan Herman at (319)-217-1580 or Deputy Bryon Olson at (641)-324-2481.