Iowa Man Charged In Murder Of His Grandmother

An Iowa man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his grandmother in Monona County over the summer.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, co-workers of Cheryl Stowe contacted the Monona County Sheriff's Office on June 26 to request a welfare check because she didn't show up for work. Deputies and Iowa State Troopers went out to the rural address and were not immediately able to locate Stowe.

Deputies and officers from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources found a body approximately a mile and a half from Stowe's residence on June 27. The state medical examiner identified the body as the 66-year-old missing woman and ruled her death homicide.

Law enforcement arrested her 21 year old grandson Eliot Stowe on November 20th in Onawa, Iowa. He is being charged with First Degree Murder and being held on a $1 million bond.

Eliot lived with his grandmother at the time of her death.

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