28 year old Fort Dodge resident Mark D. Russell was arrested in connection to a murder that occurred Monday morning here in Fort Dodge.  Around 9:15 AM Authorities received a call of a domestic disturbance. Upon arrival officers found a female unresponsive inside of a residence on North 14th Street. Russell was detained at the scene as officers and medical personnel began medical efforts on the female, she was pronounced dead on the scene. The investigation determined that an altercation happened between Russell and the female. Russell allegedly struck the victim with an object from the inside the residence. Russell was arrested on a charge of 1st degree murder, the incident remains under investigation.

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