DES MOINES, Iowa - Des Moines Police say they have arrested 30-year-old Sean Michael Foster and charged him with first degree murder.
Foster is accused of stabbing his cousin, 50-year-old Albert Barron III, to death in the home they both lived in.
Barron’s body was discovered Wednesday when officers were sent to do a welfare check at the residence at 2454 Indianola Avenue. Police say Barron’s employer asked police to check on him after he hadn’t shown up for work for a few days.
When officers arrived just after 4:00 p.m. they noticed some damage to an exterior door. After entering the home, they found a bloody crime scene. They also found Foster, who was asleep.
Foster was taken in for questioning and while officers investigated the scene they found Barron’s body on the property.
Police believe Barron had been dead for several days.
Foster is being held in the Polk County Jail.