Arrest Made in Fort Dodge Cold Case

An arrest has been made in a 6 year old Fort Dodge murder case

On Thursday a Cedar Rapids man has been arrested and charged with 1st Degree Murder in the cold case of Fort Dodge resident Donald Preston.

49 year old Christopher Johnson is accused of killing Preston in December 2016. Preston’s body was located in a field southwest of Fort Dodge the day after Christmas that year

Investigators say Johnson is accused of shooting Preston and leaving his body in that field.

Johnson will appear in Webster County District Court this Friday morning. He faces life in prison if convicted.

As the case was growing cold, Alpha Media News reached out to Preston’s younger brother Pat about how the family was coping with the loss 6 years later.

There is no bringing his brother back, but what Preston told Alpha Media in December was that he wanted his mother to be able to see justice in her son’s murder.

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