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Casino crime summary: Iowa casino death under investigation

Two guests at the Wildrose Casino Resort in Iowa were found dead in a room. Authorities have not yet announced the cause of death.

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Apr 8, 2024
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Wildrose Casino Resort in Iowa, pictured above. Two guests were found dead in their hotel room..aussiedlerbote.de
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Casino crime summary: Iowa casino death under investigation

Last week, two guests at Iowa's Wildrose Casino Resort were found dead in their hotel rooms. Authorities have not yet announced the cause of death. The incident began after resort staff became concerned about the two tourists.

Police and paramedics from the Clinton, Iowa, Fire Department were called to the hotel early Wednesday to conduct a welfare check. The pair were unconscious in the room and were found dead before emergency crews arrived. Both men may undergo autopsy to determine the cause and manner of their death.

There is no information yet on whether weapons or lethal substances were found in the hotel room. A preliminary investigation does not indicate foul play is involved in her death, Iowa television station KWQC reported. The cause of death has not been released and their identities may be released after autopsies and family notification.

The resort has a hotel with 60 rooms and 6 suites. Clinton is located approximately 85 miles east of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

The death is being investigated by the Clinton Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division, the Iowa Criminal Investigative Gaming Enforcement Division and the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office.

The deaths did not pose a threat to the community, according to Iowa news outlet The Clinton Herald.

Suspect suspected of robbing casino chips arrested

Earlier this month, a 23-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $14,000 worth of casino chips from the Rivers Casino in Des Plaines, Illinois.

Ismail Ahmed Ateyat of Chicago Ridge, IL entered the field on October 31st. Wearing a black mask, he pointed a gun at casino employees and then demanded chips, police said. He is said to have grabbed the chips and then fled the scene.

The Illinois Gaming Board (IGB) launched an investigation. IGB agents identified Ateyat as a suspect based on evidence collected at the crime scene. He was arrested at his apartment.

A search of the house turned up stolen casino chips and a gun believed to have been used in the robbery, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Atyat was charged with three counts of armed robbery. He was arraigned on Nov. 3 and remained in the Cook County Jail as of Monday. The judge has not yet granted bail in the case. His next court appearance is scheduled for Nov. 30.

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