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Spirit Lake Man Charged With 1st Degree Murder

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)–A Spirit Lake man has been charged with 1st Degree Murder.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Office was called to a rural Spirit Lake home at 10:25 Sunday night. 36-year-old Sarah Grimmius of Jackson, Minnesota was found deceased on scene.

As a result 21-year-old Tailer James Handsacker was arrested and booked into the Dickinson County Jail on a charge of 1st Degree Murder. Handsacker made his initial appearance in court this (Tuesday) morning and is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.

Those assisting include the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Spirit Lake Police, Arnolds Park Police, Jackson County MN Sheriff’s Office, Dickinson County Attorney’s Office, Spirit Lake Rescue and Lakes Regional Healthcare Ambulance.

This is an active investigation. Further information regarding this incident will be provided as it becomes available.