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Police Capture Man Who Fled in Victim's Car
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Authorities say they have captured a possible suspect in the death of a woman who was found injured Monday at a northern Iowa park.
Division of Criminal Investigation agent Mike Krapfl said Tuesday an autopsy is being conducted to determine the woman's cause of death, which appears to be foul play.
Krapfl said 39-year-old Tyrone Washington Jr. is considered a possible suspect in the death. He's being held in Scott County on traffic charges.
The woman called 911 seeking help before noon Monday at Swensrud Park in Northwood. She was found by deputies suffering injuries, and later died at a hospital.
Washington was captured four hours later near Walcott in eastern Iowa after a pursuit with a state trooper. Authorities say Washington was driving the victim's 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix.