Woman arrested in rest-area shooting Wednesday

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Mariana T. Lesnic, 43, of unknown address faces first-degree murder charges in connection with a gunshot death at the westbound rest area of U.S. Interstate 80 near Victor. According to a statement from the Iowa County Sheriff, "a male was found deceased in his tractor trailer semi from apparent gunshot wounds."

VICTOR, Iowa — The Iowa County Sheriff’s office received a report shortly after 2:30 a.m. Wednesday of a shooting at the westbound rest area of U.S. Interstate 80 near Victor.

According to a statement from the Iowa County Sheriff, when law enforcement arrived on the scene, “a male was found deceased in his tractor trailer semi from apparent gunshot wounds.”

Mariana T. Lesnic, 43, of unknown address, was taken into custody in connection with the incident and charged with first-degree murder.

Lesnic is being held in the Iowa County Jail on $1 million bond.

The identity of the victim “is being withheld pending notification of kin,” the sheriff’s statement said.

The Iowa County Sheriff’s office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating the death.

ThePerryNews.com will update this story as information becomes available.

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