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Unresponsive male found on trail

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The Clive Police Department and the EMS were dispatched to an unresponsive male lying on the ground at the Greenbelt Recreational Trail.


The male was found on the ground at 10:07 a.m. on the south side of  7930 University Avenue adjacent to the Greenbelt Recreational Trail. 


Responding emergency personnel determined that the male was deceased. The first responding officers noted suspicious circumstances around the body and called in investigators.


The Clive Police Department requested the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to assist with the investigation.

The victim is identified as Zachary Michael Paulsen, age 21, of Clive. Paulsen was found near a business owned by his family. 


An autopsy will be performed by the Polk County Medical Examiner's Office on Monday, August 25, to determine the cause and manner of his death.

A joint investigative effort between the Clive Police Department and the DCI is ongoing.

Anyone with any information on the activities of Zachary Paulsen on August 22 to 23, or any other information in this case, is asked to contact the Clive Police Department at 515-278-1312  or at 515-222-3321.

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