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Emmetsburg Man Arrested For Murder After Body Found In Lake Near Ruthven

An Emmetsburg man has been arrested for murder after a body was found late last month in a lake near Ruthven. 29 year old Allen Michael Dean Schwidder was arrested Friday night in Lake Park by the Palo Alto County Sherriff’s Office. Police say they received a report about a body in Virgin Lake just outside of Ruthven in late July. The body was recovered and sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office. The body was identified as 27 year old Washington resident Rollin Bontrager. Schwidder is charged with 1st degree murder. The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.


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