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Fort Dodge body in shed

Fort Dodge police Detective Larry Hedlund and police Lt. Joe Bates work at the scene where a body was found in a shed Tuesday at 1216 First Ave. N.

BILL SHEA, Fort Dodge Messenger

FORT DODGE (AP) — Neighbors investigating the source of a stench in Fort Dodge have found the badly decomposed body of a person.

They found the body Tuesday evening in a metal shed behind a vacant house and called police.

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Fort Dodge body in shed

Fort Dodge firefighters don protective suits and self-contained breathing apparatus before removing a body from a shed at 1216 First Ave. N. Tuesday evening.

Webster County deputy medical examiner Mark Gargano says he couldn't determine the person's gender or determine whether the body showed any significant injuries.

He says the body was being sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy.

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