Death Investigation Autopsy Findings

OTTUMWA-On Friday, March 17, 2017, at approximately 4:40 p.m., the Ottumwa Police Department responded to the area west of the 700 Block of South Webster, after a dead body was discovered in a creek.


The deceased male was identified as Jason Lee Seavey, age 41, of Ottumwa.  Seavey’s body was transferred to the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner in Ankeny, Iowa, for an autopsy.


The Ottumwa Police Department has received the autopsy findings for this investigation.


The cause of death and the manner of death were both classified as “Undetermined” by the associate state medical examiner that performed the autopsy.  However, there were other significant medical findings that could have been a causation of the death.


At this time there is no evidence to suggest foul play.