Arrest made in Des Moines homicide that was first reported as a suicide

Iowa News

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Des Moines police say a 15-year-old girl has been arrested in a man’s death that was initially reported to police as a suicide.

Police said in a news release Wednesday that the teen was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder in the death of Zachary Brooks, 37, of Des Moines.

Brooks was found dead in an apartment Monday evening after someone called authorities to report a suicide there.

The officers who arrived found Brooks’ body, but said his death didn’t appear to be a suicide.

Police later declared Brooks’ death as the city’s 12th homicide of the year.

Police have given no details of how Brooks died or what led to the teen’s arrest.

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