A man was found unresponsive at a house at 305 Park Ave. in Dows on November 2. The Franklin County EMS and the Wright County Sheriff’s Office went to the scene. The victim was identified as Mario Salvador Lopez. The Wright County Medical Examiner was called and began conducting an investigation. The sheriff’s office called the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for assistance.  

    According to the Wright County Sheriff, Lopez’s body was sent to the Iowa Medical Examiner for an autopsy, and his death is being listed as a homicide.  An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the sheriff’s office and the DCI.  

   Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff at 515-532-3722.