A suspected murder weapon has been found along a central Iowa roadway. On Sunday morning, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department re-searched the area on Highway 14, north of Marshalltown and discovered a weapon they believed to have been used in the shooting deaths of Jessica Deemer and Bryce Mercer on October 17th.

They had requested assistance in locating the weapon since the shooting incident. Marshall County Sheriff Ted Kamatchus says the re-mowing of the shoulder along the highway helped in finding the weapon. The weapon has been sent to the Iowa DCI crime lab for evaluation.

No information as to the type of weapon has been released. Twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Deemer has been held in the Marshall County Jail since his arrest. He is charged with two counts of murder. He faces a December court appearance in District Court.