Death Investigation in Ottumwa

OTTUMWA – On Thursday, May 7th, 2020, at approximately 9:43 p.m., Ottumwa Police and Fire personnel responded to the JBS parking lot for a medical call.  It was determined that a passenger inside of a vehicle that was travelling on highway 34 began experiencing a severe medical problem.  The driver of the vehicle pulled into the JBS parking lot to request assistance.  JBS personnel assisted in calling 911 and rendering aid to the victim.


The person experiencing the medical problem did not survive.  No foul play is suspected.   The deceased was not an employee of JBS.