DCI CALLED TO ASSIST JACKSON COUNTY IN HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION – INDIVIDUAL IDENTIFIED AS PERSON OF INTEREST

October 8, 2022

Bellevue, Iowa- On October 8, 2022 at approximately 7:49 a.m., the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call to the Mississippi Ridge Kennels located at 31821 Highway 52 Bellevue, Iowa. Upon arrival, law enforcement found Angela Prichard, 55, dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

Law enforcement is asking for the public’s help in locating Christopher Prichard, a subject of interest in the investigation. Christopher Prichard is a Caucasian male, approximately 5’07” tall and weighing approximately 145 pounds. Description of clothing and vehicle is unknown.

Photo by Christophe Prichard

If the public sees this individual, be careful and do not approach. The public is encouraged to call 911, Jackson County Dispatch Center (319)-652-3312 or Cedar Rapids State Radio (319)-396-4414.

This is a joint investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, the Iowa Criminal Investigation Division, the Iowa State Patrol, the Bellevue Police Department and the Bureau from the Jackson County Medical Examiner, US Fish and Wildlife and Jackson County Conservation.

ABOUT THE IOWA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY

The Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) is the state’s largest law enforcement agency. It includes six divisions and multiple offices, all working in conjunction with local, state, and federal government agencies and the private sector, to make Iowa a safe place by following our core values: Leadership, Integrity, Professionalism, Courtesy, Service and protection. Divisions within the Iowa DPS: Iowa Criminal Investigation Division, Iowa Counternarcotics Division, Iowa State Patrol, State Fire Marshal’s Division of Iowa, Iowa Intelligence and Fusion Center Division and Administrative Services Division. The Department of Public Security is headed by the Commissioner who is appointed by the Governor.

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