On Monday, the Estherville Police Department released identification of the body found on Friday morning, Aug. 22 in the alley south of the business district in the 500 block of Central Avenue.
According to Estherville Police Chief Brent Shatto, on Friday at about 5:06 a.m., a female complainant called 911 to report that she found a subject deceased in the alleyway. Responding officers conducted an investigation into the death of the subject who was identified as 54-year-old Thomas Pettit, formerly of Graettinger. There appears to be no foul play in Pettit's death. The Emmet County Medical Examiner's Office assisted at the scene.
The body was transported from the scene to the State of Iowa Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. The results of the autopsy will be available in a few weeks.