Authorities: Iowa Attorney Died of Natural Causes

Richard Scott

Authorities say a county attorney found dead in his southern Iowa home died of natural causes.

The Appanoose County Sheriff’s Office says 40-year-old Richard Scott was found deceased Friday morning inside his Centerville home. An investigation by local authorities and the county medical examiner’s office determined the cause of death.

Centerville police sent officers to the home after Scott did not show up for court proceedings as Appanoose County attorney.

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