A 31-year-old man is accused of murdering an Ottumwa man whose body was found last week in a burned-out car near Eldon. Kenny Chris Hemm of Eldon was arrested last night for the murder of 53-year-old Larry Keith Pippenger. Wappello County authorities won’t comment about a murder weapon or whether there are other suspects. The Sheriff does say the two men were acquaintances. Pippenger’s body was discovered April 17th in a car sitting behind a farmhouse about three miles outside of Eldon. Firefighters were called to the scene by someone passing by who saw that the car was on fire. When the fire was out, firefighters found Pippenger’s body inside.
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