Man found dead in interstate chain-up area

Jasmine Hall

The death of a 58-year-old Iowa man is being investigated after an Interstate 90 driver noticed a dead body sitting in a car parked in a westbound chain-up area near mile marker 326 Saturday afternoon.

Park County Corner Al Jenkins identified the man as Dennis Gruber, of Le Mars, Iowa. 

Gruber was found sitting in the driver’s seat of a blue Dodge vehicle. There is no suspected foul play, Jenkins said. 

He believes Gruber had been dead for “several days,” the coroner said.

The cause of death is still under investigation and officials are still determining why he was in the Park County area. 


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