Creston Man Charged In Brother’s Murder

A Creston man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his brother who went missing in June and was later found dead.

Criminal complaints says 43-year old Dustin Seley of Creston was the last person seen with 58-year-old Timothy Fechter on June 20th. Fechter was reported missing the next day and a search of his Creston home turned up clothes that a witness said Seley was wearing when the two left together. The clothes had been cleaned by hand and there appeared to be a bloodstain on them. Fechter was found July 1st in rural Adair County.

A sister of the two men told investigators that Seley admitted to getting into a fight with Fetcher — and told her he took Fechter’s phone and left him on a dirt road, knowing he had health issues. The state medical examiner found that Fechter died from a single gunshot wound and also had suffered blows to the head. His death was ruled a homicide.

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