UPDATE: Des Moines police say man killed woman, then himself

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — UPDATE: Des Moines police say a man apparently shot and killed a woman and then killed himself.

Police on Thursday identified the woman killed in the Wednesday afternoon shooting as 27-year-old Miranda Arlene Stierwalt. Investigators believe she was shot by 33-year-old Daniel Francis Dooley, who then shot and killed himself.

The couple lived together in the Des Moines home.

Officers found their bodies Wednesday after Stierwalt’s 10-year-old child entered the home and found her body. The child called 911 and said she was injured.


DES MOINES, Iowa (WHO-TV/AP) – A homicide investigation is underway on the southeast side of Des Moines.

A child called 911 to the 1700 block of E. Diehl Avenue around 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The child said his mother had been hurt, prompting officers and medics to go to the home on the city’s south side.

Police said two bodies were found in the home. Both of them had suffered ‘traumatic injury’, according to police.

The names of the victims are not being released at this time.

Police say there is no threat to the public.

More information will be released as details are confirmed.

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