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NEWTON, Iowa  —  Two people already charged in Jasper County for their alleged roles in a robbery are now charged with First Degree Murder as well.

50-year-old Jeffery Stendrup and 24-year-old Jaycie Streeder were charged on Tuesday for allegedly killing Jeremy McDowell.  McDowell was found dead in the back of a vehicle in Newton early on the morning of June 22nd.

On July 5th Stendrup was arrested and charged with 1st Degree Robbery after police executed a search warrant at his home looking for evidence connected to McDowell’s death.  Streeder was arrested the same day in Coon Rapids and charged as an Accessory to a felony.