A Holmen man is under arrest and being held in Iowa for the death of his girlfriend. A warning; some readers may find the details of this case disturbing.
29-year old Bryce Anderson is charged with first degree intentional homicide. Police say Anderson killed his girlfriend at their Holmen home Sunday morning. Investigators say Anderson fled to Iowa Monday. Iowa law enforcement arrested him in Jones County Tuesday.
According to the criminal complaint, after receiving a call to check on Anderson's welfare a Holmen officer contacted Anderson by phone. According to the officer, Anderson made suicidal comments as well as comments about killing someone.
Holmen police entered Anderson's home on Cedar Avenue Monday evening and found the body of Anderson's girlfriend. Her body was covered in a blanket and carpeting and placed in the back of a vehicle in the garage. Inside the home investigators also found a letter they say Anderson wrote describing how he killed her. The note said Anderson hit her in the head with a hammer and cut her throat with a box cutter.
After the killing investigators say Anderson used the victim's phone to text a picture of the victim to another man.
Anderson is being held in the Jones County jail, just east of Cedar Rapids awaiting extradition.
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