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Public's help needed in solving murder investigation in Chickasaw Co.

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NASHUA, Iowa ---  Law Enforcement officials in Northeast Iowa request assistance from the public in the death investigation of Carl "Kenny" Gallmeyer, 70

On Oct. 4, 2012, the Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office received a request for a welfare check at 1091 240th St. in Nashua. Upon arrival at the residence, investigators found the body of Gallmeyer. Gallmeyer had not been heard from for a period of time prior to the discovery of his body.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office has ruled Gallmeyer’s death a homicide. To preserve the integrity of the investigation law enforcement is withholding the cause of death at this time.

Investigators continue to seek information on the murder of Gallmeyer. During the investigation, officers learned that Gallmeyer’s residence was burglarized at the time of the homicide, with several items stolen.

If you think you have unknowingly purchased or received stolen property belonging to Gallmeyer, you are asked to contact law enforcement.

Additionally, if you know of someone who tried selling electronic items, tools, or firearms in late September through early October 2012, this information should also be reported.

At this time law enforcement is solely concerned with the murder investigation. People providing information regarding the property in question will not face prosecution for receiving or purchasing the stolen property, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety

Contact one of the following agencies if you have information:

--- Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Office: (641) 394-3121

--- North Central Iowa Crime Stoppers: 1-800-383-0088

--- Cedar Valley Crime Stoppers: 1-855-300-TIPS (8477)

More about Mr. Gallmeyer:

Carl Kenneth “Ken” Gallmeyer was born Feb. 7, 1942, in Waverly. He is the son of Carl and Helen Ressler Gallmeyer.

Gallmeyer graduated from Clarksville High School. He was in the Army Security Agency from 1962 to 1965, serving most of the time in Ethiopia. Mr. Gallmeyer bought Poppe’s Grocery and Lunch in 1973, which he operated until 2005. He was a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ, Clarksville, and was a lifetime member of the Clarksville AMVETS, where he served as post commander. He also served as president of the Clarksville Commercial Club. Ken Gallmeyer was very active within the Clarksville community and would be seen, participating in parades, veterans funerals, and Clarksville football games. Ken Gallmeyer was also an animal lover and pursued an interest in genealogy and Butler County history.

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