Investigators in eastern Iowa made an arrest today in a 20-year-old murder case. Deputies from Johnson and Muscatine County arrested 54-year-old Steven Klein of Mount Pleasant at his workplace in Muscatine and charged him with first-degree murder in the 1995 death of 34-year-old Susan Kersten.
Kersten’s body was found in her burning car on Highway 923 on September 24th 1995. And autopsy determined Kersten died from blows to the head. Investigators determined she was killed and then an accident was staged to make it look like the car left the road and the car was set on fire.
Investigators say Klein had been a person of interest in the case since Kerten’s death, but did not say what led them to arrest him now. He is being held on a one million dollar bond.