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Manchester couple died of gunshot wounds


Authorities have released the cause of death in the double murder of a Manchester couple.

As the investigation into the death of 62-year-old Janet Sweet and 55-year old Richard Sweet continues, law enforcement officials say the couple died as the result of gunshot wounds.

Doctors at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny conducted autopsies on the remains of Mr. and Mrs. Sweet on Monday. Based on findings from the autopsies, the State Medical Examiner determined both individuals died of gunshot wounds through the course of a homicide.

The suspect in these shootings is the couple's grandson, 17-year-old Isaiah Sweet.  He remains in custody at the Buchanan County Jail on $1,000,000 bond.

On May 13th, around 2:30 p.m. the Manchester Police Department responded to a 911 call from 109 Deann Drive in Manchester. When they arrived at the home officers found the bodies of Janet Sweet and Richard Sweet inside the residence.

A man hunt for Isaiah Sweet began shortly after the bodies were found and he was arrested Monday night in Cedar Rapids.

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