Authorities in northwest Iowa have made an arrest in connection with a 31-year-old murder investigation. An elderly rural Inwood man has been arrested in connection with the Wilma June Nissen cold case homicide investigation in Lyon County.
The murder happened in 1978. Lyon County Sheriff’s officials are not saying the subject is a suspect in the case. Sheriff Blythe Bloemendaal reports that 82-year-old John W.
VanGammeren of rural Inwood was arrested for six counts of perjury, all class-D felonies. A class-D felony is punishable by up to five years in prison per count, for a total of up to 30 years. Bond was set at $5,000.