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Des Moines police identify woman found dead inside apartment Tuesday; suspect charged with murder

A woman found dead inside an apartment west of Drake University has been identified as 56-year-old Rhonda Howard of Des Moines.

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Des Moines Police Department has identified the woman killed in a Tuesday afternoon homicide, the city's eighth of 2022.

The department responded to a welfare check at an apartment in the 3300 block of University Avenue around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday to find a deceased adult woman inside, according to a release.

That woman has been identified as 56-year-old Rhonda Howard of Des Moines.

Tony Arterberry, 58, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder in the case. He is also charged with burglary, domestic abuse and harassment for a separate incident with the same victim.

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