Authorities have identified the victim of Monday night’s homicide in Pella and also have charged the suspect.
The Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) says Pella police officers were responding to a report of an argument at the 100 block of Glenwood Street. Officers arrived on scene to discover 46-year-old Tracy Mondabough of Ottumwa injured inside of a vehicle. Life-saving measures were performed on Mondabough but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
55-year-old Michelle Boat of Pella was arrested Monday night and charged with violation of a no-contact order. She was transported to the Marion County Jail. On Tuesday, the charge was amended to first-degree murder. Boat remains in the Marion County Jail on a $2 million bond.
The case is still under investigation. Authorities are asking anyone with information to contact the Pella Police Department at (641) 628-4921.