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Northwood Stabbing Suspect Identified

Posted at: 09/23/2013 9:15 PM
Updated at: 09/24/2013 10:50 AM





(ABC 6 NEWS) -- The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation has identified the suspect in a Northwood stabbing.

Authorities say he's 39-year-old Michael Lee Zubrod of Charles City. Zubrod died late Sunday night after being taken into custody for an attack on a woman at a home in Northwood. An autopsy was done today. Results have not been released.

It started when a Worth County Sheriff's deputy was called to a house on the north side of Northwood on a report of a possible domestic assault around 11:30 Sunday night. He says he found Zubrod attacking a woman identified by friends and family as Rhonda Schukei.

Schukei was taken to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester for stab wounds and blunt force injuries. She's listed in serious condition. Investigators say Zubrod became unresponsive after being placed in handcuffs. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.