UPDATE: Body pulled from Turkey River in Clayton Co. identified

2013-04-23T17:30:00Z 2013-04-23T18:19:43Z UPDATE: Body pulled from Turkey River in Clayton Co. identified Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
April 23, 2013 5:30 pm

ELKADER, Iowa --- Authorities have released the name of the man whose body was recovered from the Turkey River Sunday morning.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office identified him as 74-year-old James Halverson, 74, of Elkader.

Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office received a report of a missing elderly man. Investigators discovered tire marks going into a ditch and then into the Turkey River near the Ten Mile Bridge on Chariot Road northwest of Elkader.

Authorities searched the area, and at about 6:45 a.m. they found a vehicle and Halverson’s body. It was located about 250 yards down river from the accident scene.

Elgin, Elkader and St. Olaf fire departments and the Department of Natural Resources assisted with the search and recovery.

Services for Halverson are pending at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home.

EARLIER STORY

ELKADER, Iowa --- Authorities in Clayton County have recovered a body from the Turkey River northwest of Elkader.

Around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a missing elderly man. Investigators discovered tire marks going into a ditch and then into the Turkey River near the Ten Mile Bridge on Chariot Road.

They searched the area, and later that morning found a vehicle and the body of the missing man. They have not released his name.

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