The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation announced Tuesday morning Feb. 16 that it was looking into a homicide at the Prestage meat processing plant south of Eagle Grove.
The DCI reported, “Deputies responded and located a deceased individual inside the employee locker room within the plant. Deputies identified a suspect who is in custody. The initial investigation revealed that the victim and suspect knew each other.”
Wright County Sheriff Jason Schluttenhofer said the stabbing happened at about 5:40 a.m. Feb. 16 and involved two white males. The victim has been identified as Wayne Smith, 50, of Fort Dodge. The suspect has been identified at Lukouxs Brown, 26, of Fort Dodge. The exact nature of their relationship is under investigation. Brown is being held in the Wright County Jail in Clarion.
The company released a statement: “There was an incident between two individuals resulting in a fatality at the plant in Eagle Grove this morning. The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating, along with the DCI.”