CAMBRIDGE, Ia. -- A Cambridge man has been charged with the murder of his wife.
The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and the Huxley Police Department held a Tuesday morning news conference to release more information in the case.
Forty-four-year-old Jeremy Cory is charged with first degree murder.
Police found a body in an upstairs bedroom at 117 Race Street in Cambridge after performing a welfare check Monday evening on a woman who hadn’t been seen since April 4th. The criminal complaint says Cory told officials the woman had been dead since the morning of April 11th.
The woman had several gunshot wounds and there was a weapon found near the body along with shell casings.
When officials asked Cory if the woman was his wife he said, “Yes.” When asked “what happened,” Cory told investigators, “It didn’t work out.”
An autopsy is being performed Tuesday.
Officials have not released the name of the victim yet.
The DCI is assisting the Huxley Police Department in the investigation.