Local authorities investigating bizarre injury Wednesday afternoon



FORT MADISON – The Fort Madison Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s office are investigating an injury to a 19-year-old man on Wednesday afternoon.

Upon arrival in the 800 block of Avenue D at about 1:10 p.m., police discovered a black male with an undetermined wound to his head. The man was stabilized by rescue personnel at the scene, including Fort Madison Fire and Rescue and Lee County EMS.

The man was then transferred to Fort Madison Community Hospital and then transported to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for further treatment for his wounds.

Police Chief Tim Sittig wrote in a statement that it is unknown what type of wound the victim has and and there are still some unknown factors in the case such as how and why the person was injured.

Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber was at the scene and said the victim was disoriented and couldn’t provide information at that time to the cause of his wounds.

Fort Madison Police and the Sheriff’s department are currently conducting a joint investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Madison Police Department at 319-372-2525.

A Fort Madison police officer scours the scene of an incident in the 800 block of Avenue D where a 19-year-old black man was found with a wound to his head and was disoriented and couldn’t inform law enforcement of the cause of the injury. The man was taken to the Fort Madison Community Hospital and then transferred to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Photo by Chuck Vandenberg/PCC

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