The preliminary autopsy findings from the State Medical Examiner’s Office show that 45 year old Marilyn Schmitt died of sharp force injuries. Her death has been ruled a homicide.
Schmitt was found dead by law enforcement officials in an upstairs bedroom at her home located at 2242 Ira, Ave., Early, Iowa on Thursday afternoon, January 3, 2013. Preliminary investigative findings indicate Schmitt died earlier that morning.
Schmitt’s 21-year old son Kirk Riley Levin has been charged with Murder in the 1st degree.
Kirk Levin was arrested on January 3, 2013 on charges unrelated to Schmitt’s death. Levin is currently being held in the Sac County Jail.
The investigation is being conducted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Sac County Sheriff’s Office.
All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.