UPDATE: Public Assistance Requested in Investigation of Double Homicide

On April 19, 2024, at approximately 1:45 am, Marshall County Deputies we dispatched to 2645 182nd Street, Marshalltown Iowa for a welfare check on occupants of the residence. When deputies arrived, they located a male and female deceased. They are identified as Mario Murillo, age 28, Marshalltown and Frances Tillie Gasca, age 33, Marshalltown.
As a result of the investigation by Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Division of Criminal Investigation, Ilias Julian Lasley, age 29, has been charged with two counts of Murder 1st Degree for the death of Mr. Murillo and Ms. Gasca. Mr. Lasley is considered armed and dangerous. If you see him or know his location do not approach him, call law enforcement. We are seeking public assistance in locating him.
If anyone has any information concerning Ilias Lasley’s whereabouts, please contact the Marshall County Communications Center, 641-754-5725, Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, 641-754-6380, or tips can be submitted online at www.marshallcountysheriff.com
A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

On April 20, 2024, at approximately 4:10 PM, Ilias Julian Lasley, age 29, was taken into custody without incident in the 4700-block of Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, Iowa by law enforcement.
Ilias Lasley was charged with two counts of Murder 1st Degree, Class A Felony. Additional charges are pending as this incident remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Division of Criminal Investigation.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by multiple law enforcement agencies including Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, Tama County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Police Department, Marshall County Attorney’s Office, Iowa State Patrol, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Grinnell Police Department, and Meskwaki Police Department.