VICTIM IDENTIFIED; SUSPECT CHARGED IN PELLA MURDER

Victim identified; Suspect charged in Pella murder

Here’s an update to a story the No Coast Network has been following.  A woman from Pella has been charged with murdering an Ottumwa woman.  Monday night (5/18), Pella Police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.  They found 46-year-old Tracy Mondabough of Ottumwa inside a vehicle.  Officers made lifesaving efforts, but Mondabough was pronounced dead at the scene.  At the same time, 55-year-old Michelle Boat of Pella was arrested and charged with violating a no contact order.  On Tuesday (5/19), Boat was charged with first degree murder.  She’s being held in the Marion County Jail on $2 million bond.  An autopsy will determine the cause of Mondabough’s death.

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