State and local law officers are taking another look at the death of an Early man in 2001 — and asking the public for help in finding any new information in the case. The Sac County Sheriff’s Department says they were called to the home of Michael and Tracey Roberts in December of 2001 and found 20-year-old Dustin Wehde shot to death.
Tracey Roberts told officers Wehde and another person attacked her, but she was able to get a handgun and shot Wedhe, but the other person fled. Department of Criminal Investigation agent Terry Klooster, says the second person was never found, and they are now hoping to get more information on the case.
Klooster says they are reexamining all aspects of the circumstances surrounding Dustin Wehde’s death and are seeking any information on "Wehde’s relationship to the Roberts family and well as his activities prior to his death." He says they are also seeking any information the second person who was said to be in the home when Wehde was shot.
Klooster says they are hoping to generate some new information, but can’t say if there is something that’s caused them to take another look now. Klooster says he can’t discuss specifics of the evidence or the status of the case since the investigation is ongoing, but he says they are looking at the entire case. While the case is several years old, Klooster says there’s still hope they can find clues to solve it.
"You know, time is always a concern for us on these kinds of cases, we also realize that there’s occasions it can be an asset. Circumstances change, relationships change and..we’re hoping that may shed some new information on this case," Klooster says. Klooster asks anyone with any information on the case to call the Sac County Sheriff’s Office at 712-662-7127, or the Iowa Division of Criminal information at 712-262-1873.