Estherville police are investigating an unattended death reported to them on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 at approximately 5:06 a.m.
A female was driving through the alley behind the Central Avenue business district on the south side of the 500 Block of Central Avenue and located a deceased male subject in the alley. She immediately called 911.
Responding officers began an investigation into the death of the man. At this time, no foul play in the death is suspected. The body of the man has been transported to the State of Iowa Medical Examiner for an autopsy. The subject has been identified; however, his name being withheld pending notification of family members.
The police department was assisted at the scene by the Emmet County Medical Examiner's Office.