The two people who were being sought for questioning in a Waterloo homicide case are now behind bars. Twenty-nine-year-old Jessica Ogden and 43-year-old Anthony Tronca are both in the Black Hawk County jail. Police were asking for the public’s help in locating them in connection with the disappearance and apparent murder of 44-year-old Ronald Randall of Waterloo.
Waterloo police say they arrested Ogden Monday night after receiving a tip that she was at a Waterloo home. According to police, Ogden was found inside the house and was arrested on a warrant for unrelated charges, but Tronca remained at large. Police say Tronca was arrested around 5:30 a.m. today, when he walked into the lobby of the Black Hawk County Jail.
Officers arrested him on a felony warrant for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm. Last week, Waterloo police searched Tronca’s auto repair business in connection with Randall’s disappearance. Police later found what they believe to be Randall’s body in a wooded area south of Waterloo. Investigators have not yet made a positive identification on the body.
By Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Oelwein