West Des Moines Police make arrest in weekend homicide

Post Date:02/19/2020 12:30 PM



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On Saturday, February 15, 2020 around 6:45 PM a 911 call was received in reference to an unconscious person at 8350 EP True Parkway. West Des Moines EMS, Fire, and Police responded to find the 911 caller, Gowun Park, performing CPR on her husband, 41 year old Sung Nam. Nam was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

West Des Moines Police began an investigation into the death. On February 19th, Park was arrested at the West Des Moines Police Department without incident. She has been charged with Murder 1st Degree and Kidnapping 1st Degree. She has been transported to the Dallas County Jail.

Police say their investigation is ongoing but there is no indication of any continuing danger to the community. Because the investigation is still open, no additional information will be released at this time. 

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