Body found in Shell Rock River identified

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(ABC 6 News) – The body found in the Shell Rock River on Friday has been identified as Melissa Jo Olson of Northwood, IA.

No information was given on the cause of death.

Law enforcement says if anyone observed a female, mid-40s, with brown hair, approximately 5’6″ tall, walking in rural Worth County, in the area of Highway 65 and along 390th Street, between Manly and Northwood on Thursday, September 15 into the morning hours of Friday, September 16, they are encouraged to contact law enforcement.

The incident is still under investigation by the Worth County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

The Worth County Sheriff’s Office was assisted at the scene by the Iowa DNR, Iowa Division of Criminal
Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, Worth County Emergency Management, Mason City Fire Department,
Kensett Fire Department, and Worth County Secondary Roads.