Bethards, Donald K. – d. 1979
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Date: 6/18/2017 at 14:32:28
Man dead at Tama
Tama – Donald K. Bethards, 49, of LeGrand, formerly of Tama, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Wayside Park, U.S. Highway 30 and Fifth Street in east Tama.
The body was discovered by two Tama County sheriff’s deputies who were driving by, saw a pickup truck with a topper parked in the park, and investigated. Bethards was found in the rear of the pickup.
The Tama County medical examiner ruled the wound was self-inflicted.
Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, Sept. 29, 1979
Tama Obituaries maintained by William Haloupek.
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