NEW THIS MORNING: Man charged with murder in eastern Iowa cold c - KWWL - Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

NEW THIS MORNING: Man charged with murder in eastern Iowa cold case

Posted: Updated:
Henry County (KWWL) -

A man is charged with murder in an eastern Iowa cold case. 

In March of this year, the investigation into the July 2000 disappearance of 22-year-old Elizabeth Syperda was reopened by the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Investigation.

The Iowa Attorney General's Office and the Henry County Attorney's Office convened a Grand Jury to review the evidence and testimony.

According to the Iowa Department of Public Safety, on Wednesday, the Grand Jury returned a True Bill of Indictment on 52-year-old Michael Lee Syperda for the crime of Murder in the First Degree.

On Thursday, Syperda was taken into custody in the area of Glenwood Springs, Colorado and will be extradited back to Iowa.

If convicted, Murder in the First Degree carries a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

  • NEWSNEWSMore>>

  • Underpass to be added to Hwy 58 and Viking Rd next year

    Underpass to be added to Hwy 58 and Viking Rd next year

    Friday, December 8 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-12-08 23:08:58 GMT

    The Iowa DOT is set to start building an underpass at the intersection which will allow Highway 58 to go underneath Viking Road. This project will cost $32.1 million.

    More >>

    The Iowa DOT is set to start building an underpass at the intersection which will allow Highway 58 to go underneath Viking Road. This project will cost $32.1 million.

    More >>
  • Northern Iowa romps to 80-47 win over Dubuque

    Northern Iowa romps to 80-47 win over Dubuque

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:20 PM EST2017-12-11 03:20:11 GMT

    Bennett Koch totaled 12 points and seven rebounds and Isaiah Brown and reserve Wyatt Lohaus scored 11 apiece to power Northern Iowa to an 80-47 victory over Division III member Dubuque on Sunday. 

    More >>

    Bennett Koch totaled 12 points and seven rebounds and Isaiah Brown and reserve Wyatt Lohaus scored 11 apiece to power Northern Iowa to an 80-47 victory over Division III member Dubuque on Sunday. 

    More >>
  • Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58

    Sluggish Cyclones hold off Alcorn State 78-58

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-12-11 03:16:38 GMT

     Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off Alcorn State 78-58 on Sunday for its seventh straight win.

    More >>

     Donovan Jackson scored 25 points, including a career-high seven 3s, Cameron Lard had 15 points with 11 rebounds and Iowa State held off Alcorn State 78-58 on Sunday for its seventh straight win.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly