The Pottowattamie County Sheriff says the body of woman found in a well has been identified — and the woman’s boyfriend has been charged with her murder. Sheriff Jeff Danker says an Oklahoma dentist helped identify the body as that of a missing Red Oak woman.
Danker says the state medical examiner sent dental records to the dentist, who identified the remains as those of April Corder. Corder was last seen in September and reported missing by her family on October 13th. Danker says an autopsy determined Corder had been strangled with a zip tie that’s normally used to secure wiring or hosing on equipment.
Danker says the Montgomery County Sheriff had been looking for Corder, and a lead led them to the body. Danker says they’ve arrested Corder’s boyfriend. Danker says with the information from the investigation prior to the location of the body, and after the location of the body, a first-degree murder warrant was issued for 25-year-old Daniel Miller of Elliott, Iowa.
Danker says state and local officers from Iowa went to Walker, Minnesota where Miller was working construction and Miller was arrested. Danker says they don’t know for sure why Miller may’ve killed Corder, but they have an idea.
Danker says they think Corder may’ve been going to give officers information on something Miller had done in the past. Miller was being held on a two-million dollar bond and Danker says the process is underway to return him to Iowa.