DBQ Man Arrested for Murder

DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Dubuque police have arrested a man in connection with a homicide after a woman's body was found inside an apartment early Monday morning.

Garry James, 53, faces a first-degree murder charge in the case. Police found the body of Michelle Kinney, 53, inside an apartment at 1373 Iowa Street early Monday morning. Investigators said Kinney suffered puncture wounds to her body.

Investigators reviewed traffic camera footage that showed Kinney walking to her home with a man, identified as James, on Saturday. The footage allegedly shows James leaving Kinney's apartment and walking to a bar. Police later arrested James at the bar on unrelated charges after he caused a disturbance.

Police said evidence found on James' clothing matched evidence found in Kinney's apartment.

"Obviously we took a hard look at him. Evidence found on the suspect’s clothing corroborated other evidence we found inside the victim’s apartment, and ultimately through the culmination of the investigation we were able to charge murder in the first degree," Dubuque Police Lieutenant Joe Messerich said.

James is being held at the Dubuque County jail. He faces life in prison if convicted.