A Storm Lake man died on the morning of New Year's Day from a self-inflicted wound. He has been identified as Cory Bethune, 25, of rural Storm Lake.
On Jan. 1, 2002, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Buena Vista County Sheriff's office received a report of a man down at 1310 615th St. The Buena Vista County Ambulance and sheriff's office deputies responded to the scene.
Upon arrival, the body of a 25-year-old Cory Bethune, Storm Lake, was found in the basement of the home. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Preliminary investigation by the sheriff's office and the Buena Vista County Medical Examiner's Office indicate that Bethune died of a self-inflicted injury. Further details were not available pending an autopsy, which was to be performed yesterday.
An investigation is continuing by the Buena Vista County Sheriff's Office.
Funeral services for Cory Gene Bethune will be held Friday, January 4, at 11 a.m. at the Sliefert Redig Funeral Home in Storm Lake, with Pastor Douglas Haynes of St. John Lutheran Church officiating. Visitation will be Thursday, 6-8 p.m. with the family present at Sliefert Redig Funeral Home.
Bethune is the son of Robert and Linda (Imhoff) Bethune, and has a daughter, Emma Mae Mills, of Alta. He is also survived by a twin brother, Kyle, a brother Travis and a sister Londa, all of Storm Lake.
Cory graduated from Storm Lake High School in 1995, and enjoyed spending time with his daughter and nieces, snow boarding, and playing video games. He was employed at Graham Tire in Storm Lake. A full obituary will appear later.