On Sunday, May 15, 2022, the Iowa City Police Department received information about a possible deceased individual. Based on the information received, officers were able to locate the body of a deceased man inside a building in the 300 Block of S. Dubuque Street. Because no one witnessed the death, an investigation began immediately.

The deceased man has been identified as Brandon D. Patterson, 27. Based on the preliminary investigation and assistance from the Johnson County Medical Examiner, Patterson's death is not believed to be suspicious.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time. Anyone with information relating to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Mike Smithey at Smithey@iowa-city.org or 319-356-5275.

The Iowa City Police Department advises the public that timely notification of a possible crime is crucial. If you are aware of evidence of a potential crime or encounter a potential victim of a criminal act, contact local authorities. 

Date of publication

Monday, May 16, 2022