The age, sex and race of the victim are still unknown, but the department is investigating the discovery.
Firefighters recovered the 69-year-old man's body from his home after it caught fire and crews were able to extinguish the blaze.
Officials searched two residences in Emmetsburg and three vehicles Friday as part of the investigation.
On Thursday afternoon, three pedestrians were walking alongside the Missouri River near its confluence with Perry Creek, when they saw the body and called police.
Three pedestrians were walking alongside the river near its confluence with Perry Creek when they saw what they believed was a body and called police.
Le, 19, was last seen Nov. 13 on the UI campus. The next day, his backpack was found on the Iowa Avenue Bridge. The university contacted the sheriff’s office after finding evidence suggesting someone had entered the river from the Iowa Avenue Bridge.
The 19-year-old student was last seen Nov. 13 on the UI campus. The following day, a student found his backpack on the Iowa Avenue Bridge and turned it over to a UI employee, who contacted police.
SIOUX CITY -- Sioux City police have released the name of a man whose body was found earlier this month.
SHELDON, Iowa -- Authorities say the public is not in danger, after a dead man was found Tuesday on the west edge of Sheldon in Northwest Iowa.
SIOUX CITY -- Sioux City police have released the identity of a body found under a bridge earlier this month.