Iowa Manhunt: Double Homicide Suspect Considered Armed and Dangerous


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Marshalltown, IA – A double homicide investigation is underway in Marshalltown, Iowa, following the discovery of two deceased individuals early Friday morning. 

According to Marshall County Sheriff’s deputies, officers responded to a welfare check Friday morning at a residence on 182nd Street, where they found Mario Murillo, 28, and Frances Tillie Gasca, 33, both locals of the town. Ilias Julian Lasley, 29, has been charged with two alleged counts of first-degree murder in connection with their deaths.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation report Lasley is currently at large and considered armed and dangerous. Authorities urge the public not to approach him if spotted and to contact law enforcement immediately. 

The sheriff’s office is actively seeking information on Lasley’s whereabouts and has provided contact details for tips online or via phone. As the search continues, Lasley remains innocent until proven guilty.


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