Woman dead, suspect in custody after bank robbery in northern Iowa

An employee of the only bank in Lu Verne, Iowa was shot to death by robbery suspect.
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LU VERNE, Iowa (AP) -- Investigators say they have a suspect in custody after a shooting during a bank robbery left one woman dead in a small northern Iowa town.

Mitch Mortvedt of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says a suspect was detained Wednesday, hours after the robbery and shooting at the Security State Bank, the only bank in Lu Verne.  

He says a female employee was “just walking into the bank” when she was shot and killed. The Kossuth County Sheriff's Office identified the woman as 43-year-old Jessica Weishaar, of Algona.