DES MOINES — Police in Des Moines said a body found in the backyard of a boarded-up house is that of a man police had been seeking for a hammer attack on his girlfriend.
The body of Larry Jay Western, 48, of Des Moines was found Thursday evening. Western was a suspect in the beating of a woman about 18 hours earlier.
Police found the woman with blood on her face and right hand at a Des Moines apartment about 12:30 a.m. Thursday. She told officers Western had choked her and used the hammer to hit her several times.
Police are investigating Western’s death as a homicide. — AP
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