Investigators now say the mother and child who were found dead after a Clinton apartment fire was extinguished were likely victims of foul play and the case is now considered a criminal homicide. In a press release issued Thursday night from the Clinton Police Department, Captain Randy Meier stated that the homicide investigation was declared as a result of autopsies conducted on the two victims, 22-year-old Angel Herman and her two-year-old son, Cyrus Shoup.
Their bodies were found after a fire at their apartment early Wednesday morning. The cause of death or other details were not released on the case that prompted the investigation. The autopsies were conducted Thursday at the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the police department at (563) 243-1458 or Clinton County CrimeStoppers at (563) 242-6595.
By Dave Vickers, KROS, Clinton