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Ilias Julian Lasley Murders 2 In Iowa

Ilias Julian Lasley
Ilias Julian Lasley

Ilias Julian Lasley is an accused killer from Iowa who has been charged with the murders of Mario Murillo, age 28,and Frances Tillie Gasca, age 33.

According to police reports officers would go to a home in Marshalltown Iowa to perform a welfare check and would find the bodies of Mario Murillo and Frances Tillie Gasca.

After an investigation Ilias Julian Lasley became the main suspect and a manhunt began

Eventually Ilias Julian Lashley would be arrested and has been charged with the double murder

Ilias Julian Lashley News

A suspect charged with murdering two people in rural Marshall County was apprehended without incident in Des Moines late Saturday afternoon, according to a news release from the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office.

Law enforcement took Ilias Julian Lasley, 33, into custody at about 4:10 p.m. in the 4700 block of Merle Hay Road in Des Moines, the release said. Lasley was considered armed and dangerous, an earlier release said, and the sheriff’s office had asked for the public’s help in finding him.

Lasley is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, a Class A felony, in the deaths of Mario Murillo, 28, and Frances Tillie Gasca, 33, who lived in a rural area on 182nd Street, north of Marshalltown. Marshall County deputies were dispatched to the residence for a welfare check on the occupants at about 1:45 a.m. Friday. When deputies arrived, they found Murillo and Gasca dead

The incident remains under investigation by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, and additional charges are pending, the release said.

Additional law enforcement agencies assisting with the investigation include the Mid-Iowa Drug Task Force, Tama County Sheriff’s Office, Marshalltown Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, U.S. Marshal’s Office, Grinnell Police Department and the Meskwaki Police Department, the release said.

Earlier news releases had listed Lasley’s age as 29.

Anyone with information concerning the investigation is asked to call the Marshall County Communications Center, 641-754-5725, or the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, 641-754-6380, the release said. Or tips can be submitted online at

Additional information will be provided as the investigation proceeds, it said.

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