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UPDATE: Arrest made after man found dead in Hardin County home

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UPDATE: Iowa DCI found the deceased man, 74-year-old Steve Reece, died after being allegedly struck by 22-year-old Osborn Eugene Gavel. 

Gavel and others stayed with Reece on the evening of October 11th. Gavel is being charged with Murder in the 1st Degree and is at the Hardin County Jail.

All results will be sent to the Hardin County Attorneys Office for review.


UNION, Iowa (KWWL) -- Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead inside a home in Hardin County early Monday morning. 

The Hardin County Sheriff's Office responded to a residence in Union around 5:30 a.m. following the report of an unresponsive man.

Deputies found the man inside the bedroom of the house and the Sheriff's Office has deemed the death suspicious. 

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is also assisting in the investigation. The identity of the man is being withheld pending family notification.