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June 7th

Iowa murder/kidnap suspect captured south of Philip Sunday morning, two sheriff vehicles destroyed in high speed chase

Rolled ... Jackson County Sheriff Raymond Clements, Jr. rolled his pickup four times after it was hit by Petersen. Clements received three cracked ribs from the accident.

The body of Judy Petersen, 36, was discovered at approximately 9:00 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at her home in Greene, Butler County, Iowa.

Thomas Petersen, 39, was a suspect in the murder. The couple's two older children, a 17-year-old son and a nine-year-old daughter, were accounted for. Their two-year-old son, Jacob Duncan Petersen, was missing. At approximately 12:40 a.m., an Amber Alert was issued, which listed Petersen as armed and dangerous.

Petersen was tracked getting fuel in eastern South Dakota, and later in Jackson County.