Arrest Made in 1985 Coralville Murder
In August of 1985, a young man was murdered on the University of Iowa's Oakdale Campus. This morning, an arrest was made in the case.
Lance DeWoody, who was living in North Liberty at the time and working in Iowa City, was just 22 when he was shot and killed. He was found the morning of August 13, 1985, just 70 yards from his pickup. This morning, 57-year-old Anthony W. Burtch was charged with first-degree murder in the case. He's being held at the Johnson County Jail.
Authorities said today that Lance DeWoody was dating Anthony Burtch's wife in 1985 and that witnesses stated Burtch had said he was going to kill him. After Burtch's wife spent the evening of August 12 with DeWoody, she went back home. Anthony Burtch then left the couple's home for around 90 minutes, during which time authorities think he killed DeWoody.
Burtch has long been a member of the Iowa City community. He's been employed with the city parking department.