Police release name of man found dead in Burlington home

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BURLINGTON, Iowa (KWQC) - Burlington police have released the name of the man they found dead in a home.

Officials say for the past several months, the Burlington Police Department, the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office and the Southeast Iowa Narcotics Task Force have been searching for a wanted fugitive who may be residing in the Burlington area. They say this individual has several felony state and federal warrants out for his arrest.

Officials say on Tuesday, law enforcement learned the fugitive was staying at an address in the 2100 block of Racine Avenue in Burlington. They requested assistance from the Des Moines County Sheriff's Office Tactical Response Unit to help in the search.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., officers and the Tactical Response Unit tried to make contact with the wanted fugitive, but they didn't receive a response.

Officials say a few hours later, at approximately 3:22 p.m., the Tactical Response Unit found a body in the basement area of the home.

On Monday, Dec. 2, police identified the man as 57-year-old Douglas David Horn, of Burlington. Police had been searching for Horn for several months regarding active warrants for his arrest pertaining to alleged drug trafficking.

Officials say an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. They do not suspect foul play at this time.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigations will be assisting in the death investigation.