Northern Iowa Woman’s Cause of Death Released

An autopsy shows a Northern Iowa woman, whose body was found in a home, died of “sharp force injuries.”

The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office also determined 38 year old Krista Hesebeck’s death was a homicide.

The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office says deputies and medics were sent early Saturday to provide medical assistance and investigate a report of a domestic assault in Lakota. They found Hessebeck’s body at one address and then found an injured man at another address. He was treated and taken to jail.

Authorities have charged 45 year old Chad Dietrick, of Laktoa, with first degree murder and a related weapons charge.