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UPDATE: Suspicious Death Ruled Homicide

Updated: Friday, July 11 2014, 05:54 AM CDT
UPDATE (4:29 p.m.): The State Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a woman found near Walker as a homicide.

The woman has been positively identified as 29-year-old Crystal Marie Gaffney of Waterloo. The Medical Examiner says Gaffney died from head trauma.

36-year-old Shaun Michael Hogan of Waterloo has been taken into custody and charged with Gaffney's death. He is currently being held without bond in the Linn County Jail on one count of first-degree murder. Hogan will appear in court Friday morning.

Hogan and Gaffney's relationship status is not known right now, but the two do have a young child together. Gaffney is the mother of the children in last  night's Amber Alert involving Hogan.
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UPDATE (2:09 p.m.): Officers from the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Waterloo Police Department have found Shaun Michael Hogan, and investigators are currently interviewing him.

Investigators from the Linn and Buchanan County Sheriff's Office and the DCI continue to follow leads in the suspicious death of a woman found near Walker. Investigators are still waiting on the results from this morning's autopsy on that woman.
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UPDATE: BLACK HAWK
COUNTY, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - A man wanted for the brief abduction of three
girls in Black Hawk County is now connected to the death of the
children's mother.  The Linn County Sheriff's Office says they are
looking for Shaun Michael Hogan.  Investigators have not said whether
Hogan is a suspect in the suspicious death, but only that he is someone
who could have information about the woman's death.
   Thursday
morning, investigators said they were not releasing the victim's name
because an autopsy has not made a definitive identification or a cause
of death.  Information on that could come as soon as later today.
  
It all started Wednesday morning, when deputies were alerted to a
woman's body on a gravel road just outside of Walker.  Officials have
labeled the woman's death as suspicious.  Hours later, investigators
released a photo of a tattoo on the woman's leg.
   Late Wednesday
night, in Black Hawk County, authorities issued an Amber Alert for three
girls that were allegedly taken by Shaun Hogan.  The girls were later
found safe and authorities confirmed that the  publicly unidentified
woman found near Walker is believed to be the girls' mother.
   As
for the whereabouts of Shaun Hogan, authorities no longer believe he is
in the vehicle identified in Wednesday night's Amber Alert.  If you have
any information that might help investigators in both the reported
abduction and the woman found dead in Linn County, contact the Linn
County Sheriff's Office at (319) 398-3911.UPDATE: Suspicious Death Ruled Homicide


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