manhunt underway for suspect in Marshall County double homicide

Marshalltown, Iowa – Authorities in Marshall County have identified the two individuals discovered deceased in a rural Marshalltown residence and are currently pursuing the suspect believed to have committed the shooting. Marshall County Deputies were responding to a welfare check at the 2600 block of 182nd Street in Marshalltown, Iowa, where they found a male and a female deceased. The victims have been named as Mario Murillo, 28, and Frances Tillie Gasca, 33, both residents of Marshalltown.

Following an investigation conducted by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Division of Criminal Investigation, 29-year-old Ilias Julian Lasley has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection to the case. Lasley is considered armed and dangerous, with authorities advising the public not to approach him if spotted but to contact law enforcement immediately.

Individuals with any information regarding Lasley’s whereabouts or any details vital to the investigation are urged to get in touch with the Marshall County Communications Center at 641-754-5725 or the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office at 641-754-6380. Tips can also be submitted online at the official website of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

This tragic incident has left the community in shock and mourning the loss of two lives. The authorities are working diligently to ensure the safety of the public and bring justice to those affected by this violent crime. The identity of the suspect and the circumstances surrounding the shooting remain under investigation as law enforcement continues to gather evidence and information.

Efforts are being made to locate Lasley and prevent any further harm from occurring. The community is urged to remain vigilant and report any sightings or information that may be pertinent to the case. The victims’ families and loved ones are receiving support during this difficult time as the community comes together to seek justice for Mario Murillo and Frances Tillie Gasca.