Body of unidentified female found in field near Wayland

WAYLAND — Police have not released the name of a female whose body was found in a field near Wayland Friday afternoon.

According to a news release, the Henry County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a deceased body in a field near the 1200 grid of Highway 78, west of Wayland, on Friday, Aug. 9, at 12:04 p.m.

A deceased female was located in a farm field. An autopsy has been scheduled. The identity of the female is being withheld until the notification of next of kin.

The Sheriff’s office stated, “At this time, no risk to the public exists.”

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is being assisted in the investigation by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Iowa State Patrol, Wayland Police Department, Wayland Fire and Rescue, and the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Union will update the story as information becomes available.