A 24-year-old man already jailed on theft charges in Pottawattamie County was arrested there Wednesday by Council Bluffs police, on additional charges of murder. That happened after a coroner’s report positively identified a body found in Harrison County Saturday as a 64 year old Council Bluffs man.
Council Bluffs Police Sergeant Jerry Mann says the dead man was William C. Moser, who lived in an apartment house in Council Bluffs. Across the hallway lived 24-year-old Kaine Alexander Dye. One lived in Apartment Five, one lived in Apartment Seven, Mann says, and their doors were directly across from one another. After they were called on a weekend report of a burglary they found signs Dye had kicked in his neighbor’s door. The elderly man was missing, and so was his truck.
Police say they spotted it briefly Friday evening and gave chase, but lost the pickup. It turned up the next day miles away, near the Harrison County town of Missouri Valley, and Moser’s body was found not far from the pickup. Dye turned himself in to Council Bluffs police, who booked him on theft charges, and on Wednesday a coroner’s report identified Moser’s body.
Then they served an arrest warrant for first-degree murder, and his bond was set at 250-thousand dollars. The search warrant police got to go into the apartment reportedly contained a claim by one witness that they’d seen the suspect with a trash can that had human feet sticking out of it.