DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a 57-year-old Des Moines homicide victim.
The Des Moines Police Department identified her as Juanita Lagrone, of Des Moines.
Police say officers were sent to a home around 2:15 p.m. Sunday after a relative found Lagrone on the floor. Officers and medics say Lagrone was dead when they arrived. Sgt. Jason Halifax says there were signs of trauma to her body and a baseball bat nearby.
Reports say her death is being investigated as Des Moines' first homicide of 2014. No arrests have been reported.