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Man wanted for questioning in Iowa killings waives extradition from La Crosse

Bodies of Jonathan Neunaber's parents found in Akron, IA home

Person of Interest in Iowa double homicide investigation arrested in La Crosse

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A man arrested in La Crosse Thursday night in connection to the death of his parents in Akron, Iowa is heading back to Iowa.

Jonathan Neunaber, 44, was held overnight in La Crosse County Jail. On Friday afternoon he waived his extradition, agreeing to go to Plymouth County, Iowa.

The Plymouth County Sheriff's Department is investigating a double homicide that happened at Neunaber's home in Akron, which is on the far west side of the state. 

The preliminary investigation shows the bodies of Neunaber's parents, Donald Neunaber, 83, and Esther Neunaber, 80, were discovered late Wednesday in their home. Investigators believe the cause of death is murder, manslaughter, or other felonious homicide, according to a criminal complaint. Investigators said Donald and Esther may haven been dead for a number of days and possibly up to two weeks.

An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

Authorities in Iowa say Jonathan Neunaber is consider a person of interest in the investigation and has not been charged with any crimes. He will be held without bond until he is surrendered to Iowa authorities.


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