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Northern Iowa man arrested for murder after elderly man goes missing

DECORAH – Northern Iowa man has been arrested for murder after an elderly man went missing over the weekend.

On Saturday, March 19, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a missing person. Lawrence Paul Whittle was last heard from around 8 AM, Friday, March 18. Whittle is a 74-year-old, white male. Whittle’s vehicle has been located at Moe Park (1278 Old Stage Road in Rural Winneshiek County). An extensive search was done throughout Moe Park and the surrounding area that morning by law enforcement, fire crews, emergency management and EMS. The sheriff’s office pursued all leads, they said.

Monday morning, the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office announced that 43-year-old Aaron Gary Whittle of Decorah, Iowa was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder for the death of Lawrence Paul Whittle. The sheriff’s office said this is an ongoing investigation, and will not be releasing any additional information at this time.

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