An Akron, Iowa man wanted for questioning in the death of his parents is in custody at the Plymouth county Jail.

The Plymouth County Sheriff says 44 year old Jonathan Neunaber was returned to Iowa from LaCrosse, Wisconsin over the weekend.

He is being held without bond in the Plymouth County Jail as a material witness in the investigation of the deaths of 83 year old Donald and 80 year old Esther Neunaber of rural Akron.

Their bodies were discovered at their home last week.

The state medical examiner has ruled the cause of death for Esther Neunaber as blunt force injuries.

Her death is classified as a homicide.

The cause of death for Donald Neunaber is pending additional laboratory testing.

The vehicle Jonathan Neunaber was driving at the time of his arrest is being held in La Crosse, Wisconsin; but will be transported to the DCI lab in Des Moines where a crime scene team will process the vehicle for possible evidence.

The vehicle is a 2006 Buick which was registered to the victims.


The man being held as a material witness in his parents’ deaths will be back in Iowa this week.

44 year old Jon Neunaber lived with his parents, 83 year old Donald and 80 year old Esther in Akron, where their bodies’ were found Wednesday.

Jon Neunaber was picked up for a traffic violation in La Crosse, Wisconsin last week and will make his way back to Plymouth County over the next few days.

Sheriff Mike Van Otterloo says the state medical examiner’s office has completed the autopsies on both Donald and Esther Neunaber.

Van Otterloo says this is the fifth murder his office has investigated during his 25 year tenure.