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Cambridge man arrested on murder charge

A house in Cambridge is surrounded by yellow crime scene tape as authorities continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found inside the home late Monday. Jeremy Cory, 44, of Cambridge, is being held on $1 million bond in connection with the death of the woman, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. (Photo by Michael Crumb/Ames Tribune)
A house in Cambridge is surrounded by yellow crime scene tape as authorities continue to investigate the death of a woman whose body was found inside the home late Monday. Jeremy Cory, 44, of Cambridge, is being held on $1 million bond in connection with the death of the woman, who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. (Photo by Michael Crumb/Ames Tribune)

A Cambridge man has been arrested on first-degree murder charges after authorities found a woman dead Monday night.

Huxley police were called to 117 Race St., about 6:15 p.m. for a welfare check on a resident in the home.

At a press conference held at Huxley City Hall Tuesday morning, Mike Motsinger, special agent in charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, said officers found a deceased 49-year-old woman in an upstairs bedroom of the home.

The woman had multiple gunshot wounds, Motsinger said.

The woman’s name is not being released yet.

“People were concerned for her safety, which obviously sparked the welfare check to the Huxley Police Department,” Motsinger said.

“We believe the incident may have occured on Friday, from witness acounts and information we’ve gathered,” he said.

An autopsy was performed by the state medical examiner Tuesday morning.

Officers found a gun matching the caliber of spent casings found near the victim’s body in the home, Motsinger said.

Jeremy Michael Cory, 44, who lives in the home, was arrested by Huxley police and the DCI at the Huxley police station Tuesday morning. He is charged with first-degree murder.

Huxley Police Chief Mark Pote said officers have been called to the home three times before for reports of verbal domestic abuse. Pote said officers had also responded three times for similar reports at a Huxley home where Cory once lived.

Cory was being held Tuesday on $1 million bond in the Story County Jail.

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