Marshalltown Police confirm identity in death investigation

Marshalltown Police confirmed the identity of the woman found as part of a death investigation this week.

Marshalltown Police Chief Mike Tupper said an autopsy confirmed the deceased was Michelle Grommet, who had been missing since March.

On Monday morning, she was found dead in the fields near the Marshalltown Walmart, 2802 S. Center St. She had been there for some time, Tupper said. The cause and manner of death are still undetermined and are pending final autopsy results. There is no evidence or information known to investigators that suggests foul play is associated with this death.

Grommet, 32, was last seen near Marshalltown Walmart the evening of March 15 and a missing person investigation has been ongoing since reported to police on March 22. On March 15, police and medical personnel had contact with Grommet after responding to a medical call for service in the 2800 block of South Center Street. Grommet was seen by paramedics and refused medical attention. Family members had not seen or heard from her since.

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Mason City Police Department have also assisted with this investigation. Anyone with information concerning this incident should contact the Marshalltown Police Department at 641-754-5725. Additionally, anonymous tips may be submitted to Marshall County Crime Stoppers by calling 641-753-1234, via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637) or online at www.marshallcountycs.com.