According to a press release from the Winterset Police Department, Madison County 911 received a call of an unresponsive female at a residence on East Lane Street in Winterset on Monday, May 27, at 11:09 p.m. Responding Winterset police officers found 23-year-old Rosanna Otto deceased inside the home from an apparent gunshot wound.

Jerome "Jerry" Moyer

The Winterset Police Department and the Division of Criminal Investigation identified 25-year-old Jerome “Jerry” Moyer, of Norwalk, as a suspect in the death of Ms. Otto. Moyer was arrested without incident by the Dubuque County Sheriff’s Office following a traffic stop. Moyer is in the Dubuque County Jail on the charge of Murder in the First Degree.

“It should be noted that a criminal charge is merely an accusation and Mr. Moyer is presumed innocent,” said Winterset Chief of Police Ken Burk, in a press release.

Moyer will be transported to the Madison County Jail at a later date.

According to authorities, the investigation remains ongoing.

Managing Editor at the Winterset Madisonian.