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The manner of death has been ruled a homicide.
Her live-in boyfriend, Chad Dietrick, 45, is being held in the Kossuth County Jail and has been charged with the first-degree murder. He has also been charged with going armed with intent, a Class D felony.
According to the criminal complaint, Dietrick told law enforcement that he stabbed the female victim and was found at his parents’ residence at 517 Smith St. in Lakota.