The bodies of 54-year-old Melinda Kavars and 37-year-old Caleb Christensen were found at 2:30 a.m last Thursday inside Christensen’s home. Thirty-year-old Peter Veal of Lake Mills was arrested a short time later and is facing two counts of first-degree murder.
Mason City Police say autopsies show Christensen died from “multiple sharp-force injuries,” while Kavars died of a single gunshot wound to the neck and chest. Police have discussed a possible motive in the case or if the suspect knew the victims..
Veal is due back in court for an arraignment hearing on December 6.
(Reporting by Bob Fisher, KRIB, Mason City)