FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, May 1, 2023
Contact: Nick Crawford, (515) 725-5707
                                          nick.crawford@iowa.gov

Prison Inmate Clarence Widner Dies

CORALVILLE – Clarence Elton Widner was pronounced dead due to natural causes at approximately 12:32 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, 2023 while in hospice at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center where he had been housed due to chronic illness. Widner was 65 years old at the time of his death.

Widner had been serving a life sentence for the crime of Sexual Abuse in the Third Degree, Second or Subsequent Offense from Buchanan County. His sentence began on September 2, 2021.

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