Dubuque police identify body found at Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens, ex-boyfriend arrested
DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG) - Police have identified the person that was found dead on Monday at the Dubuque Arboretum & Botanical Gardens at 3800 Arboretum Drive.
The dead body was found after officers received a report of suspicious items on the property just before noon on Monday.
Officials identified the body as 20-year-old Jennifer Lopez, of Galena, Illinois.
In a news release, officials said Lopez’s ex-boyfriend, 21-year-old Richard Forsythe, of Galena, Illinois, was developed as a possible suspect based on evidence at the scene.
The Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Department in Illinois arrested Forsythe on unrelated charges at around 2:22 p.m. Monday.
On Tuesday, police issued a warrant charging Forsythe with Murder in the 1st Degree with a $1,000,000 cash bond.
Officials said Forsythe is in the Jo Daviess County Jail awaiting extradition to Dubuque.
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