OPD says reports of a second body just rumors

Ottumwa Police Chief Jim Clark told KTVO Friday morning that reports of a second body being recovered in downtown are inaccurate.

Clark says that a second body has not been recovered from downtown Ottumwa.

He says that officers were downtown late last night as they continued to investigate the death of Kenneth Laverne McDaniel, 70, of Ottumwa.

McDaniel's body was found Tuesday at the Adult X Cinema in downtown Ottumwa.

Social media sites, including KTVO's Facebook page, have been buzzing with rumors of a second body being recovered near the old Godfather's building Thursday night.