A 3-day search in southwestern Iowa that adopted a lady’s claims that her late father was a serial killer has turned up no proof, state officers stated Thursday.
The Iowa Division of Public Security stated in an announcement that the search concerned “an array of consultants … to excavate, accumulate and study soil samples from a website recognized by a reporting social gathering.”
“After exhaustive efforts, no proof or different objects of concern have been recovered,” the division stated in an announcement.
Lucy Studey has claimed that her late father, Donald Dean Studey, was a serial killer who buried our bodies round his property in Thurman, in response to Newsweek, which first reported the story. Authorities have confirmed they’re investigating the claims.
Her sister, Susan, stated Thursday that the claims are “completely not true.”
“I like my sister very a lot, however someplace in her life she obtained misguided,” Susan stated in a telephone interview. She stated her late father’s title has been cleared.
The Iowa Division of Legal Investigation, which is below the general public security division, didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark — together with whether or not authorities assume the declare is credible or whether or not the useless man’s title has in truth been cleared.
Lucy Studey on Thursday stood by her claims.
“My full siblings and I do know what truly occurred and I’m the one one talking the reality,” she stated, including “I used to be instructed in the beginning, the investigation is a marathon not a dash.”
The general public security division stated final month it was working with federal and native authorities to attempt to corroborate the report of “a number of historic homicides” in rural Fremont County, which has a inhabitants of 6,600.