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UPDATE: Man charged with murder after Dubuque woman found dead

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UPDATE: A Dubuque man is in custody on a first degree murder charge after a woman is found dead inside a house.

Dubuque police say 36-year-old Michael Piantieri is in the Dubuque County Jail tonight. He's accused of killing 42-year-old Beverly Puccio, who was found dead inside a house in the 900 block of High Bluff Street late Sunday night.

Investigators say they believe Piantieri and Puccio met each other at Walnut Tap along Walnut Street in Dubuque at some point Saturday night. They say the two eventually left the bar and went to Puccio's house, where she was later found dead. Investigators say it appears there was a physical struggle, in which Puccio suffered fatal injuries. The exact cause and method of her death is pending results from the State Medical Examiner, according to investigators.

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Police in Dubuque say a woman's death is being considered suspicious in nature, and officers are now investigating how she died.

Officers say they received a report of a body inside a house in the 900 block of High Bluff Street last night around 11:20 p.m. The woman's identity is not being released as family is notified. A cause of death has also not officially been determined, although they do not believe her death is a random act.

Police say the public is not in any danger at this time, as they carry out an investigation. You can contact the Dubuque Police Department if you have any information on the investigation.

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