Prison inmate Dale Viers dies
IOWA CITY – Dale Dean Viers was pronounced dead, likely due to complications related to COVID-19 and other preexisting medical conditions at approximate 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Originally housed at the Iowa State Penitentiary, he had been taken to the hospital several days earlier for more advanced care as his medical condition began to worsen. Viers was 58 years old at the time of his death.
Viers had been serving a life sentence for Kidnapping 1st Degree from Black Hawk County. His sentence began on March 30, 1995.