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Suspect in Keokuk killing found dead in basement

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KEOKUK, Iowa (AP) -

Authorities say a man suspected of killing a woman in Keokuk was found dead in the basement of his home.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says officers investigating the weekend shooting death of Carrissa River obtained a search warrant and went to the Keokuk home of Russell J. Tallman on Sunday afternoon.

A state tactical team entered the home, where officers found the 39-year-old Tallman dead in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

An autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Iowa City.

Early Sunday, police had responded to a report of gunshots and found the 29-year-old Rivers in an alley. She was pronounced dead later at a hospital.

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