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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The name of a Dubuque woman sexually assaulted and killed on Tuesday was released Thursday afternoon.

Nancy Ann Krapfl, 66, of Dubuque was pronounced dead at a hospital, according to Dubuque Police.

Police say it took them so long to identify Krapfl because she did not have any identification on her when police found her injured on the ground Tuesday morning. She also had no family members locally.

Krapfl's alleged attacker, Helmon Betwell, remains in the Dubuque County Jail on a $1 million cash-only bond. He is charged with first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree burglary.

Police say Betwell claims he did not know the woman.

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Bond has been set at $1 million for the Dubuque man accused of murder and sexual assault.

The bond was set for 19-year-old Helmon Betwell, who was arrested Tuesday night and charged with first-degree murder, first-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree burglary.

The murder and sexual assault charges carry maximum sentences of life in prison.

The $1 million mark far exceeds what Assistant Dubuque County Attorney Chris Corken asked for, according to TH Media. She requested a $100,000 bond.

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Dubuque Police say they won't be releasing the identity of the murder victim yet.  Her identity wasn't confirmed until last night and police say they're still notifying family members.

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A Dubuque man has been arrested and charged in the sexual assault and death of a Dubuque woman.

19-year-old Helmon Betwell of Dubuque was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and sexual assault as well as third-degree burglary.

The woman's name has not yet been released.

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Dubuque Police are saying the death of a woman who was found lying on the ground with injuries to her face and later died at the hospital is suspicious.

She was found just before 6 a.m. in the 100 block of West 17th St. in Dubuque, an area that has seen more than it's fair share of crime in the past few months.

Many people living in that area are fed up with all the violence.

"The shootings, the fights, people being jumped and so forth, just needs to stop. Because there's a lot of people getting sick of it, people are just afraid to say anything," said Jeff Montgomery, vice president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association.  He also lives in the area, and says the number of incidents are taking their toll.

"These white hairs didn't come from feeling comfortable where I live. I don't feel comfortable. It's kinda pathetic, but I don't feel comfortable leaving my windows open at night because I think someone is going to crawl in my window," he said.

Investigation of the crime Tuesday had police searching areas in a couple of blocks along West 17th Street, even getting airborne in a bucket truck, looking for evidence not visible from the ground, Lt. Scott Baxter with the Dubuque Police said. As for what they were looking for, he said he couldn't give any details at this point.

Katherine Achtemeier, a pastor at First Presbyterian Church, says that the uptick in crime is concerning, but hasn't had much affect on the church.  She says that when people are there at night, they make sure they get to their cars okay.

"I have not been terribly fearful myself, but I am careful, and have not been terribly worried, but it is deeply saddening," she said.

Baxter says they'll probably wait at least 24 hours to release the name and age of the woman who died.

Stay tuned to KWWL and keep visiting www.kwwl.com for updates.

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A Dubuque woman found with facial injuries lying on the ground Tuesday died of her injuries at the hospital, according to Dubuque Police.

Police said the unnamed woman was found on the ground near 105 West 17th St. in Dubuque just before 6 a.m. Tuesday with facial injuries.

She was transported to a nearby hospital, where she later died, according to police.

Police were originally called to the address on a report of a disturbance, according to Lt. Scott Baxter.

Anyone with information is asked to call Dubuque Police at 563-589-4415.

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Dubuque Police are conducting some sort of investigation, and have an area blocked off at this time.

A KWWL crew on scene says a block of 17th street between Iowa and Main streets is blocked off, and the Criminal Investigation Division with Dubuque Police is taking pictures of the area.

Stay with KWWL as more details become available.

Amie Steffeneicher, Scott Albanese, Brad Hanson and Shirley Descorbeth contributed to this report.

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