Authorities in eastern Missouri say an Iowa woman was found murdered over the weekend.
The body of 42-year-old Karen Sherman of Davenport was found in a home in Hannibal, Missouri, on Saturday. An autopsy is scheduled today but the coroner has already ruled Sherman’s death a homicide.
Police in Hannibal arrested a local man, 44-year-old Allen Layfield, at the scene. Layfield is charged with second-degree murder.
Police had been called to Layfield’s home Saturday night to investigate a report of an assault. He’s jailed in Hannibal on a $1 million bond.