Body pulled from river in Iowa City; officials search for leads

Iowa River
Photo by Alan Light

UPDATED: A body pulled from the Iowa River on Saturday was identified as that of a University of Northern Iowa student from Marion.

Officials first received a report of a body in the river around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to news reports. The body of Nathan Twedt, 20, was found near the Benton Street Bridge in Iowa City around 7:45 p.m. that evening.

A vigil will be held at 8 p.m. tonight on the UNI campus.

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information about the incident surrounding the death and anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the office’s non-emergency number, (319) 356-6020.

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