Des Moines mountain lion reports unconfirmed

Officers have been unable to confirm reports of a mountain lion near an apartment complex in northeast Des Moines.

The apartment manager had gotten calls from several tenants who said they’d seen the big cat on Monday. Officers were dispatched about 1:15 p.m., but they found no signs. There have been previous unconfirmed sightings in the area. Woods sit next to three sides of the complex.

Police shot and killed a mountain lion in north-central Des Moines last October. There have been several sightings elsewhere in Iowa in recent years.