Davenport Police have arrested a “person of interest” after finding a woman’s body on a residential street early Monday morning. Police say 38-year-old Wanda Jo Weldy of Davenport was unresponsive. She was later pronounced dead at a hospital. Police say her body revealed evidence of significant trauma.
An autopsy has been scheduled for today in Iowa City. The person of interest is 36-year-old Eric Scott Olsen of Davenport. He’s been charged with violation of a domestic protection order and is being held without bond in the Scott County Jail. Cops say they previously arrested Olsen last November 12th, then again last Thursday, January 13th, and charged him with domestic assault.
Weldy was the victim in both instances. A protective order listing Weldy as the protected party was granted after the most recent incident. Olsen was released from jail last Friday, the 14th. Police say the investigation is continuing and additional charges are anticipated.
By Phil Roberts, Davenport