The death of a Vinton man is under investigation in Benton County.

Authorities were called to check on 84-year-old James Bright on Saturday, January 2, 2021. When sheriff's deputies arrived at Bright's house around 9 AM, they discovered his body inside the home.

According to a press release from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Bright's death is currently under investigation. The state agency is assisting the Benton County Sheriff's Department and the Iowa State Patrol.

Investigators didn't immediately release any other details about the case. In the press release, DCI officials said they don't believe there is any threat to the public.

No arrests have been announced.

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