According to a news release from the Iowa Department of Public Safety, local authorities got a 911 call from the Skylark Motel in Bedford at around 11 o’clock Saturday night, reporting a death. Taylor County Deputies who responded found 62-year-old Penny Sue Godfirnon of Bedford had been assaulted with a knife.
Thirty-two-year-old Christian Andrew Lee of Bedford was arrested and faces a first-degree murder charge. KCCI reports Lee is Godfirnon’s son. He is listed on the Iowa Sex Offender Registry.