Man's body found in Des Moines after sexual assault and chase
A man's body was found near the Des Moines Creek Trail following an attempt to flee from police on Sunday Oct. 27.
Reports of a sexual assault in the 22800 block of 27th Ave South Sunday prompted a visit by the Des Moines Police where a man apparently in his 20's was seen in a vehicle.
He drove off, north on 7th Avenue South, and subsequently lost control in the 21600 block crashing into some shrubs during a brief high speed pursuit.
According to Des Moines Police the suspect then got out and took off foot to the Des Moines Creek Trail area.
The body was found just in a wooded area along the trail, known to be quite steep. The officers attempted to resuscitate the man but he died at the scene.
The specific cause of death is unknown, police said and stated that there was no police contact with the suspect during the incident.
The sexual assault victim was being interviewed, police said.