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UPDATE Akron Deaths

Akron, IA (KICD) — Law enforcement agencies continue working on the case involving the deaths of two from Akron.

The Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and other agencies continue their efforts on the case. Over the weekend, Jonathan Neunaber was returned to Plymouth County and is being held in the Plymouth County Jail. Deputies transported Jonathan from a Wisconsin correctional facility. He was arrested without incident. Jonathan did make an initial appearance in Plymouth County and is being held without bond as a material witness in the death investigation.

The vehicle Jonathan was driving at the time of his arrest was seized and is being held in La Crosse. The sheriff’s office and DCI are making efforts to have the vehicle transported to the DCI lab in Des Moines where a crime scene team will process the vehicle for evidentiary purposes. The vehicle is a 2006 Buick which was registered to Donald and Esther Neunaber.

On July 11th, autopsies were performed at the Iowa Office of the State Medical Examiner on the bodies of Esther and Donald Neunaber by Michele Catellier, MD, Associate State Medical Examiner. The cause of death for Esther Neunaber will be certified as blunt force injuries. Her manner of death is classified as a homicide. The cause and manner of death for Donald Neunaber is pending additional laboratory testing.

The investigation continues.

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