The suspicious death of a northeast Iowa man has now been ruled a homicide. Investigators got autopsy results from the state medical examiner late last night in the death of 52-year-old Paul McKinney of Sumner.
Bremer County Attorney Kasey Wadding says while he hasn’t received the final report yet, the primary results he’s gotten from the Medical Examiner’s office are that McKinney’s death is a homicide, with the cause of death head, neck and chest trauma. The Medical Examiner’s characterized McKinney as a victim of assault.
Attorney Wadding says after the autopsy results arrived, they arrested the victim’s 20-year-old son. Wadding says about 11 last (Thursday) night the sheriff took Nathaniel McKinney into custody as a material witness, and he’s in the county jail.
The County Attorney says no charges have been filed, but the case remains under investigation. He’s still gathering facts and interviewing witnesses, some for the second time. A relative reported finding McKinney’s body on Wednesday inside his home.