Suspect In Abduction Of 2 Girls Found Dead; One Girl Still Missing

DAYTON, Iowa (May 21, 2012)—Michael Klunder, 42, a convicted sex offender who was suspected of abducting two girls from an Iowa bus stop has been found dead, the The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Tuesday.

Klunder was found dead Monday night at a rural property northeast of Dayton, which is about 60 miles north of Des Moines, authorities said.

The cause of his death hasn't been released.

Klunder is accused of abducting a 15-year-old girl and 12-year-old girl on Monday.

The 12-year-old was able to escape.

She told authorities she and the other girl were taken to an agricultural facility after accepting a ride from a stranger.

The 15-year-old was still missing Tuesday.

Dozens of law enforcement agents were searching for Kathlynn Shepard.


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