Oelwein police have released the name of a murder victim. Autopsy results have confirmed that the remains found Tuesday night in a storage yard of the old Rath packing plant in Waterloo are that of 28-year-old Marie Farrell of Oelwein. 40-year-old Tonie Barrett of Waterloo has been charged with first-degree murder in Farrell’s death.
Farrell was reported missing June 1st; on Monday night, the Oelwein police department was called to her apartment to check the status of her welfare. Authorities found indications of criminal activity at her residence. Barrett, who had been Farrell’s boyfriend, reportedly confessed to the crime and led police to Farrell’s body. Barrett, a convicted sex offender with several run-in’s with the law, is being held in the Fayette County Jail in West Union, on $500,000 bond. Autopsy results which include the cause of death, are expected to be released today.