Examiner rules accident caused death of Iowa man found in creek

Police in Iowa City are investigating after they found a body in the water of Ralston Creek. (Ambulance Response / Source: MGN Image)
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP/KWQC) - UPDATE 7/10: Johnson County authorities say an accident killed a 26-year-old man whose body was found in an Iowa City creek.

The medical examiner's office says Jonathan Guerrero died of blunt force head injuries and likely drowning. His body was found in Ralston Creek the morning of July 1. Police say evidence supports the medical examiner's preliminary results.

Authorities are still investigating the death of 45-year-old Eric Riskedahl, whose body was found under a U.S. Highway 6 bridge in Iowa City later on July 1. Police say the investigations so far don't find any connection between the two deaths and say crimes are not suspected in either of them.

UPDATE 7/3: Police have identified the body that was found in the water of Ralston Creek. Police say this person has been identified as 26-year-old Jonathan Guerrero, of Iowa City.

Investigators do not believe there are any suspicious or criminal circumstances in connection with his death.

The case remains open and the public is encouraged to call the Iowa City Police at 319-356-5276 with any information about Guerrero and his whereabouts on or around June 30, 2019.

This incident is not thought to be related to the person who was found under the Highway 6/Iowa River Bridge.

ORIGINAL: Police in Iowa City are investigating after they found a body in the water of Ralston Creek.

Police say on Monday, July 1, just before 7 a.m., they located the body in the 400 block of South Gilbert Street.

Officials say at this time the circumstances surrounding the incident and the death are unknown.

The Johnson County Medical Examiner and Iowa City Police are investigating.