May 27, 2014

Law officers continue this week to investigate the homicides of a 48-year-old Glidden woman and her son as their relatives and friends gathered today for a morning funeral service in Carroll to mourn and remember them.

Tami DeVore and Karl DeVore, 30, were found dead May 18 in Tami DeVore's trailer house on the south side of Glidden.

State and local law officers have declined to reveal details of their deaths, which were reported about 9:50 p.m. that day when someone found an unconscious person in the trailer house.

Autopsies of the bodies last week confirmed the deaths were homicides, investigators have said, but they have declined to publicly reveal how the DeVores died.

Karl DeVore died first, according to their obituaries.

"We're following a bunch of leads," Carroll County Sheriff Doug Bass said today, but he declined to say whether investigators have a suspect.

Tami DeVore was a woman who tended dozens of cats in her home as a way to cope with the deaths of her three young boys, who perished in a Council Bluffs apartment fire more than 20 years ago. Her story was told in a Times Herald series of articles in November.

"She was an animal lover and had been presented with many awards for her humanitarian efforts for assisting animals," according to her obituary.

Karl DeVore was a talented mechanic who enjoyed being outdoors swimming, camping and riding BMX bicycles.

"Karl was a warm and generous person always willing to lend a hand," his obituary says.