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Clive man charged with murder in trail death

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    August 25, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    CLIVE (AP) ó A Clive man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 21-year-old whose body was found near a recreational trail.

    Police say 49-year-old Stephen Jonas was arrested Sunday night following a second interview about the death of Zachary Michael Paulsen. Paulsenís body was found Saturday morning near the Clive Greenbelt Trail, lying against a fence.

    Clive Police Chief Michael Venema said in a news release that Jonas told authorities he had a physical altercation with Paulsen. Police say Jonas told them he caused Paulsenís death.

    Jonas is being held at the Polk County Jail on a $500,000 bond. Court records do not list an attorney.

    An autopsy will be performed on Paulsen to determine his cause of death.