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COLD CASE: Husband Charged With Wife’s Murder

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Iowa City and Saint Paul, Minnesota police have arrested a former Iowa man for the 1997 murder of his wife.

KWWL reports officers arrested John Bloomfield Tuesday in St. Paul. He is charged with first degree murder.

Frances Bloomfield was reported missing on September 20th, 1997. Her husband called police saying he returned home from a business trip to find his Iowa City home burglarized and his wife missing.

Her body was found in a ditch near Rockford, Illinois.

Iowa City police say advanced technology with forensic science helped identify DNA found on the material used to bind the body.