Marion Man Arrested in Death of Fairfield Woman
A Marion man has been arrested in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found on the side of the road last week.
CBS 2 News reports that police picked up 35-year old Douglas Foster on Thursday evening and charged him as a material witness to the felony of murder.
According to CBS 2 News: Investigators say the victim, 20 year old Lea Renae Ponce of Fairfield was last seen alive early Tuesday getting into a pickup truck that Foster was believed to have been driving. Her body was found along Highway 38 less than an hour later.
The Muscatine Journal reported that police say they later found the truck behind a Marion storage facility and discovered Foster hiding in the building's attic. When he was picked up cops say he was in possession of some of Ponce's belongings.
He is being held on a $50,000 bond as the investigation continues.