Burlington Death Investigation

Burlington, Ia-  For the past several months the Burlington Police Department, the Des Moines County Sheriff’s Office, and the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force have been following up on information pertaining to a wanted fugitive who may be residing in the Burlington area.

This individual had several felony state and federal warrants out for his arrest. On Tuesday law enforcement agencies developed information that the wanted fugitive was staying at 2118 Racine Avenue in Burlington.

At 11:45 a.m. the Tactical Response Unit along with other law enforcement officers attempted to make contact with the individual; however, they received no response back. At 3:22 p.m. the Tactical Response Unit located an individual in the basement area of the residence who was deceased.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations (DCI) will be assisting in the death investigation. The name of the decedent is being withheld pending family notification.