Mortvedt said a female employee was “just walking into the bank” when she was shot Wednesday morning.
The Kossuth County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Jessica Weishaar, 43, of Algona. She was found dead on the sidewalk in front of the bank.
The statement said investigators used video surveillance and eyewitnesses to identify a suspect and vehicle. They then detained a suspect following a traffic stop on Interstate 35.
Mortvedt said the vehicle and its occupant matched the description of the alleged bank robber, but that the person was detained for questioning without incident. He said investigators were “trying to put the pieces together” but that the public is no longer in danger.
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