COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — Council Bluffs police say they have obtained a murder warrant for a man suspected in the death of another man whose body was found by a resident walking his dog.

The Daily Nonpareil newspaper reports police on Friday say investigators obtained the first-degree murder warrant for 43-year-old Michael J. Thacker in the death of 34-year-old David S. Simpson. Both men were described as being transients.

A man walking his dog found Simpson’s body Monday morning in a grassy area near a warehouse on First Avenue. An autopsy shows Simpson died of blunt force trauma.

On Wednesday, officers charged 53-year-old Cleo W. McClellan with being an accessory to a felony-murder.

Information from: The Daily Nonpareil,

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