Clive man charged with murder in trail death
CLIVE (AP) 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. Paulsen’s 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 Paulsen’s 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.