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Suspect and victim identified in Milltown homicide investigation


Polk County (WQOW)- We now know the name of a woman who was found dead in Polk County. A suspect has also been named and authorities say charges related to the death are expected within the next 48 hours. 

The Polk County Sheriff's Office says early Saturday morning a 911 call came in. The male caller said an ambulance was needed at 63 Main Street East, Apartment #2, in the Village of Milltown because someone was hurt badly. Before hanging up the caller never said who he was and calls back to the number went unanswered. 

When officers arrived at the apartment they found Kari Roberts, who was dead. According to the Polk County Sheriff's Office she appears to have died from blunt force trauma injuries. 

Ms. Roberts lived at the apartment with Scott Youngmark. Officers found him at his mother's residence. He admitted to making the 911 call but denied causing the trauma to Ms. Roberts. During the conversation officers observed that Youngmark appeared to be drunk, which was a felony bond violation since he was out of jail on three open felony cases in Polk County. He was taken into custody. 

Evidence and statements obtained during the initial investigation suggest that the statements Youngmark made in reference to Ms. Roberts death were inconsistent. That lead law enforcement to believe he was involved in her death. 

An autopsy was done on Ms. Roberts. Her cause of death is listed as blunt force trauma injuries. 

Youngmark will appear before a judge Monday on bond violation charges. It is expected that charges related to Ms. Roberts death will be filed within the next 48 hours. 


Polk County (WQOW) - We're expected to learn more Monday about a homicide investigation in Polk County that left a woman dead and a man in custody.

The sheriff's department says a woman was found dead in the village of Milltown. The sheriff says her name is expected to be released Monday. Someone called 911 just after one o'clock Saturday morning, stating someone had been seriously injured. When crews arrived at the 100 block of Main Street, they found the body of a woman, and the department believes she was murdered.

The sheriff says a preliminary cause of death should be released Monday. The sheriff's department says a man was taken into custody on charges of felony bail jumping. But, the sheriff says charges related to the woman's death are expected to be filed, possibly Monday or Tuesday. The department is still investigating, but they don't believe anyone else was involved.


Press Release from the Polk County Sheriff's Office:

On 12/1/2012 at 1:21 AM, The Polk County Sheriff's Office received a 9-1-1 call requesting an ambulance at a residence on the 100 block of Main Street East, in the Village of Milltown, for a person who was reported to have been seriously injured. Upon arrival, they entered the apartment and located an adult female who was deceased. Initial information indicates that the woman may be a victim of a homicide. At this time we are not releasing the name of the victim until the next of kin can be notified.

A male "person of interest" was taken into custody on initial charges of Felony Bail Jumping (Violation of Bond), but charges related to the death are expected to be added. This person will not be named until the initial stage of the investigation has concluded, and those charges have been added. At this time we have no information indicating that there are any additional suspects.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is being assisted in this case by the Milltown and Luck police Departments and the Polk County Medical Examiner's office.

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