No charges will be filed in a two-month-old homicide case in Cedar Falls. Eighty-two-year-old John Osborn died at the Cedar Falls Health Care Center on October 3rd after a fight with 72-year-old Orlin Thompson, who also lives at the facility. Autopsy results returned last week revealed that Osborn died of a heart attack that could have resulted from the altercation.
Cedar Falls police say Osborn and Thompson both suffered from dementia. The state medical examiner ruled Osborn’s death a homicide. Following a review of the case by the Black Hawk County Attorney’s Office, police have decided not to file charges against Thompson.