UPDATE: No identification yet from body found in Floyd County

Press release issued states body found "where law enforcement had previously requested the public’s assistance regarding a missing person from Grundy County."

Posted: Dec 1, 2017 11:16 AM
Updated: Dec 2, 2017 5:27 PM

Floyd County, Iowa – According to the Iowa Department of Public safety, the area where a body was found this morning in Floyd County was "where law enforcement had previously requested the public’s assistance regarding a missing person from Grundy County."

A press release issued Friday said, however, that "no positive identification has been made at this time."


Michael Bruce Johns

The scene is located near 290th St. and Shadow Ave. south of Charles City.

Authorities say a farmer made a report just after 9 a.m. this morning.

Earlier this week, authorities said foul play was suspected in the disappearance of a man in northeast Iowa.

The Grundy Center Police Department said 28-year-old Michael Bruce Johns was reported missing on October 26. He is described as a white male, 5-foot-7 and 180 pounds. He was wearing a white baseball cap, a green or dark colored Under Armor hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and white and gray tennis shoes.

Authorities say Johns was last seen around 6 a.m. on Oct. 25 in the area between Greene and Charles City.

The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are continuing to investigate.

Anyone with information about acitiviy in that area is awksed to call the Floyd County Sheriff's Office at 641-228-1821.

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