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Iowa woman forced over balcony, cops say; suspect arrested for her murder

6377 Vista Dr. in West Des Moines
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WEST DES MOINES – An Iowa man was arrested for murder after he allegedly forced a woman over an apartment balcony, causing her death.

On Saturday, February 12th at approximately 11:45pm, West Des Moines Police were dispatched to 6377 Vista Dr., #7301, (Sun Prairie Apartment Complex) on a report of a female that had fallen from the 3rd story apartment balcony. Officers arrived on scene a short time later and began life saving measures on the female. West Des Moines EMS transported the female to a local hospital where she eventually succumbed to her injuries. The deceased female has been identified as Trisha Kunze, 23 of West Des Moines.

West Des Moines Detectives along with the West Des Moines Police Crime Scene Identification Unit immediately initiated an investigation into the incident. Throughout the process, Sun Prairie Apartment Complex was extremely cooperative with the police investigation. Eventually, police discovered evidence indicating this was not an accident, but rather an intentional act causing the death of Kunze.

On Friday, April 1st at approximately 1:45pm, West Des Moines Police Detectives arrested and charged 27-year-old Nathen Wayne Cameron of West Des Moines with the following criminal Offenses:

Murder 1st Degree

Willful Injury – Causing Serious Injury

Domestic Assault with Strangulation

Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver

Drug Tax Stamp Violation

Cameron was transported and booked into the Dallas County Jail where he remains incarcerated on the above listed charges.


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