MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — The Marshalltown teenager who ran away from home Tuesday was found dead Sunday morning, according to local law enforcement.
The body of Corey Brown, 13, “was located this morning at approximately 10:45 a.m. in a secluded area on the west side of Marshalltown,” the Marshalltown Police Department said in a statement issued Sunday afternoon.
“No other public information is available for release,” the statement said. “The family requests everyone honor and respect their privacy.”
The Marshalltown Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Marshall County Sheriff’s office, Marshalltown Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Marshalltown Public Works, Marshall County 911, Marshall County Crime Stoppers, Marshall County Emergency Management, Marshall County CERT, Star 1 Search and Rescue, Story County Emergency Management, Story County Sheriff’s office, Marion County Sheriff’s office and numerous area fire and EMS departments.
“The police department sincerely appreciates the innumerable hours put in by all of these partners during the search for Corey,” the statement said.