Cedar Rapids man arrested after dead body found in vehicle on I-80 in Poweshiek County

A Cedar Rapids man was arrested in Poweshiek County Tuesday after two state troopers report they discovered him parked on the facet of Interstate 80 with a lifeless physique in his automobile.

Jihad Abdul-Malik Gasaway, 23, is charged with one depend of abuse of corpse and is being held within the Poweshiek County Jail.

In accordance with a prison criticism, the state troopers pulled over as a result of they observed a Silver 2010 Chevrolet Malibu parked on the shoulder of westbound I-80, simply previous the 188 mile marker, between Grinnell and Malcolm.

Gasaway was standing outdoors the automobile and instructed the troopers his automobile had stalled and he wanted a soar. Gasaway instructed the troopers his identification and that he had a gun, which he gave to them. The troopers then appeared within the automobile and noticed one other man within the entrance passenger seat of the automobile, who was “coated in miscellaneous clothes” and was not responding to the troopers, the criticism states.

The patrol officers found the person was lifeless with obvious gunshot wounds, and Gasaway was arrested. The identification of the lifeless man has not been launched.

“The defendant didn’t notify anybody of the male topic contained in the car. The defendant didn’t name 911 to request medical help. The defendant didn’t advise the troopers on scene that there was somebody in a medical emergency within the car or that there was somebody deceased within the car. The defendant had coated the physique of the male topic with miscellaneous clothes in an try to hide the physique,” the criticism states.

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