Victim, Suspect Identified in Muscatine County Murder

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(Muscatine County, IA) -- The Muscatine County Sheriff's Office is identifying the victim of a murder earlier this month.

The sheriff's office says it received a tip on Monday, August 15th from a Florida police department about a potential murder at a home in rural Muscatine County near Montpelier. When officers arrived, they found 74 year-old Christine Briegel dead at the scene.

Investigators identified 79 year-old Donald Briegel as the suspect in the murder. Officers from the North Palm Beach police department later found him dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at a residence in their district. The couple had homes in Iowa, Florida, and Tennessee.

The case is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

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