Dubuque man charged with murder in stabbing death

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Fontae C. Buelow

UPDATE: DUBUQUE, Iowa — Police have arrested Fontae C. Buelow and charged him with first degree murder in the stabbing death of Samantha K. Link on Friday, March 31.

According to police, Buelow, 25, stabbed Link, 21, during an argument the pair had inside a home in the 800 block of Kane Street. Police and fire personnel responded to a 911 call indicating someone had been stabbed at around 2:19 a.m. When they arrived, they found Link dead at the scene. Police said a knife was recovered at the scene.

Buelow was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and remains in the Dubuque County Jail.


DUBUQUE, Iowa — A wounded woman was pronounced dead at the scene of a reported stabbing in a Dubuque neighborhood.

When police arrived to the 870 block of Kane Street, they found an unresponsive woman who had stab wounds, according to a statement from the Dubuque Police Department.

There was also a man at the home, but police did not say what condition he was in.

Police said paramedics declared the woman dead on scene. Her identity is not being released at this time.

The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0714.  Any information that leads to an arrest could be rewarded up to $1,000.

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