Iowa man faces murder charge

Shaun Michael Hogan
Shaun Michael Hogan

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – A Waterloo man has been charged with first degree murder.

36-year-old Shaun Michael Hogan has been arrested for the death of 29-year-old Crystal Marie Gaffney of Waterloo.  Her body was found Wednesday morning on a Linn County Roadway.  The Medical Examiner has determined that Gaffney died from head trauma.

Hogan was taken into custody Thursday and is being held in the Linn County Jail without bond.  He will make his initial court appearance Friday at 10:30 am.

Hogan is the father of one of Gaffney’s children.  Hogan was identified as the man who took three of Gaffney’s children during an Amber Alert issued Wednesday night.  The Amber Alert was cancelled after about an hour.  This incident remains under investigation.

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