(Ottumwa) – A deceased criminal involved in the abduction and murder of Kathy Allen from the Ottumwa area in 1987 has been identified as the person who killed three people in southeast Iowa in 1984. During a news conference in Ottumwa today Special DCI agent Mike Motsinger identified Andrew Six as the person behind the murders. Motsinger said DNA evidence showed Six was behind the murders of Justin Hook, Tina Lade and Sarah Link.
As for a motive Motsinger told reporters, it was over a car deal purchase.
In March of 2012 a DNA profile previously developed from evidence matched that of Andrew Six. The evidence was recovered from the inside of the jeans of the murder victim Tina Lade.
Wapello County sheriff Mark Miller says surviving family members are elated and happy the case has been brought to a closure.
Full press conference, below.