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December 12, 2012

Police identify deceased man found in downtown Oskaloosa

OSKALOOSA — The Oskaloosa Police Department received a report of a deceased person found in downtown Oskaloosa Tuesday at approximately 8:37 a.m.

Construction workers arrived in the area and located a deceased man in the east/west alley in the 100 block of South Market Street. The man was later identified as Randall Ray Roorda, age 53, of Oskaloosa.

The investigation is continuing but no foul play is suspected. Roorda was transported to the state medical examiner’s office in Des Moines for an autopsy.

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