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Kehoe death ruled a homicide

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LITTLETON (KWWL) - The Iowa Department of Public Safety ruled Tuesday that the death of a Coralville boy was a homicide.

The Office of the State Medical Examiner said the cause was determined to be "sharp force injuries to the neck".

35-year-old Michelle Kehoe and her two children, two-year-old Seth Kehoe and seven-year-old Sean Kehoe left Coralville around 11:00 a.m. Sunday.

The three were headed to Sumner

They were last seen in Jesup, Iowa at approximately 12:30 p.m. that afternoon, but never arrived at their projected destination. 

Around 8:45 p.m. Sunday night, Eugene Kehoe reported his wife and two children missing to the Coralville Police Department. 

Shortly before 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 27, 2008, Michelle Kehoe, who was injured, went to a residence at 305 River Road Blvd. She told the people living there that her children were in danger. 

At 8:00 a.m. the Buchanan County Sheriff's Deputies, the Iowa State Patrol and EMS arrived at "Hook N Liner Pond" near Littleton, Iowa, where the Kehoe family mini-van was located, to secure the scene and administer medical treatment. 

Upon arrival, law enforcement found Seth dead near his family's mini-van.  Michelle's other son, Sean was found inside the mini-van suffering from serious injuries. 

Authorities transported Sean to a Waterloo hospital.  Michelle was taken by air ambulance to Iowa City.  Both Michelle and Sean Kehoe underwent surgery as a result of their injuries. 

Both were last listed in stable condition.

So far, no arrests have been made.

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