Man suspected of killing girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge

Investigators believe Russell grabbed an object inside the home and struck the woman with it.

Posted: Jan 21, 2020 5:40 AM
Updated: Jan 21, 2020 9:24 AM

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man suspected of killing his girlfriend's mother in Fort Dodge.

Police say Mark Russell, of Fort Dodge, is charged with first-degree murder.

Court records don't list an attorney for him. He was arrested after police were called to a home around 9:15 a.m. Monday. Officers dispatched to check on a domestic dispute there found the 45-year-old woman unresponsive.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police identified her Tuesday as Angela McLeod. Investigators think Russell grabbed an object inside the home and struck McLeod with it.

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