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Two Children Among The Dead in Algona Death Investigation

The victims, which includes two boys, have been identified in a homicide/suicide Monday night in north Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says Algona Police were called to 418 South Harlan Street in Algona shortly before 8 p.m. to investigate a possible homicide. Upon arrival, officers met with the 911 caller who had discovered the bodies of six-year-old Logan and three-year-old Seth Phelon.  Also found deceased was 32-year-old Christopher Phelon, the father of the two boys.

The law enforcement investigation and autopsies conducted by the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner determined that Logan and Seth died as the result of gunshot wounds, and their manner of death was considered homicide.  Christopher Phelon died as the result of a gunshot wound and manner of death was considered suicide. 

The Algona Police received assistance from the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa State Patrol, Algona EMS, the Kossuth County Medical Examiner’s Office, the Kossuth County Attorney’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

 

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Mark Pitz

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