MARSHALLTOWN, IA. (THECOUNT) — Police say the cause of death for 13-year-old Corey Brown was blunt force trauma injury caused by a head first fall from a Marshalltown communication tower, officials said on Wednesday.

Brown’s body was discovered Sunday, several days after he left his Marshalltown, Iowa home, following a family argument.


Investigators say Brown died from a blunt force trauma injury after falling from a communication tower. The search for Brown began Wednesday, January 23 after it was determined he left his family’s home following an argument the night before. source

Searchers discovered his body four days later at a communication tower site located in Marshalltown.

Police say their investigation determined Brown climbed over a secure fence to enter the site and climbed the communication tower, then fell from an undetermined height.

He suffered a traumatic head injury in the fall.

The State Medical Examiner’s Office performed an autopsy on Brown’s body Tuesday. Officials only released preliminary findings, results from toxicology tests won’t be available for six to eight weeks.

Geo quick facts: Marshalltown is a city in, and the county seat of, Marshall County, Iowa, United States. The population was 27,552 in the 2010 census, compared to 26,009 in 2000 – Wikipedia.

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