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Waterloo police charge man in shooting death of man whose body was found in rural area


WATERLOO, Iowa — Waterloo police have charged a man with first-degree murder in the death of a man whose body was found in September in a rural area of Black Hawk County.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports ( ) police arrested 43-year-old Anthony Albert Tronca in connection with the shooting death of 44-year-old Ronald Dean Randall, of Waterloo.

Randall was reported missing Sept. 9, and his body was found three days later in a rural area south of Washburn. An autopsy showed he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

Investigators believe Randall was shot in Waterloo and that his body was taken to the rural spot.

Tronca was arrested at the Black Hawk County Jail, where he has been held since Sept. 16 on unrelated gun and drug charges.

Online records didn't list his attorney.

Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier,

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