facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Hunt for missing Iowa girl continues, suspect found dead

May 21, 2013 at 5:34 PM   |   Comments

DAYTON, Iowa, May 21 (UPI) -- A registered sex offender suspected in the abduction of two girls as they left a school bus in Dayton, Iowa, was found dead, officials said.

Kathlynn Shepard, 15, and an unidentified second girl, 12, were taken to an agricultural building southwest of the town after they stepped off a school bus Monday afternoon. The younger girl escaped by running to a nearby home, The Des Moines Register reported Tuesday.

The newspaper added the younger girl was treated for unreported injuries and released.

As a massive community search for Shepard continued, a suspect, Michael Klunder, 42, was found dead in a home on a rural property northeast of Dayton, officials said.

Klunder's name is listed in the Iowa Sex Offender Registry, which mentions he has no residency restrictions.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program The FBI announces completion of facial recognition program
2
Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test Identical twin linked to 2004 rapes by new DNA test
3
U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks U.S. Air Force orders more RQ-4 Global Hawks
4
New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year New York state may legalize recreational marijuana by next year
5
Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway Man suspected of killing woman sets himself on fire on Ohio highway
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback