Missing Swimmer Found Deceased Southeast of Ottumwa

On Thursday, June 6th, 2024 at approximately 12:45 p.m. the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office and Ottumwa Fire Department recovered (Deceased) the body of Skiller Amo, age 36 of Ottumwa, on the Des Moines River.

Mr. Amo was located just south of the Ottumwa Water Pollution Facility southeast of Ottumwa.


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On Sunday, June 2nd, 2024, at approximately 4:21 p.m.; The Ottumwa Police Department received a report of an adult male subject who was last seen swimming in the Des Moines River. It was reported that the subject went swimming earlier in the day with a group of individuals in the Des Moines River near the Hwy 34 overpass bridge next to the JBS plant in Ottumwa, Iowa.

A search was conducted last night by the Wapello County Sheriff’s Office.

The Wapello County Sheriff’s Office, Ottumwa Fire Department, Eldon Fire Department, and the Iowa DNR are currently still searching the river and embankments.

The identity of the missing individual is currently being withheld.