Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00

Iowa Body Shop Owner Suspected of Homicide

The owner of an auto repair shop in Waterloo, Iowa is a suspect in a recent homicide case. Anthony Tronca, owner of AJT Auto Repair, was arrested on September 16 and is currently being held at Black Hawk County Jail on drug and weapons charges.

Lt. Michael McNamee of the Waterloo Police Department said Tronca is a suspect in the homicide but has not been officially charged.

On Sept. 9, 44-year-old Ronald Dean Randall of Waterloo was reported missing. Waterloo Police searched a wooded area south of Waterloo off highway 218 and located a body believed to be Randall. An autopsy report determined that the death was a homicide. Tronca’s girlfriend, Jessica Ogden, was arrested on Sept. 15 and later released on bond.

Anyone with information concerning this investigation is encouraged to call the Waterloo Police Department at 319-291-4340 or Crime Stoppers at 855-300-8477.

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