Murder charges filed after woman is found dead in Davenport home
TV6 Investigates looked into the reason the murder charge was filed nearly five months after Casey Klemme's initial arrest on July 26, 2019.
According to the First Assistant Scott County Attorney Amy DeVine, the autopsy of Tiffany Klemme was received by the office last week. Without the autopsy report, the office was unable to file any murder charges.
According to DeVine, the autopsy was pushed back after further testing was requested. That autopsy showed Tiffany died as a result of blunt force trauma. DeVine tells TV6 a brain bleed is what ultimately led to her death.
Casey Klemme's next court date is scheduled for January 2, 2020, at 8:30 A.M.
Police have charged a 38-year-old man with murder after a woman
Police say 38-year-old Casey Klemme, of Davenport, has now been charged with 2nd-degree murder and domestic abuse/assault impeding air/blood flow in reference to the death of 39-year-old Tiffany Klemme.
On Saturday, July 27 police were called to the 6900 block of Oak Street in reference to an unresponsive person. Police say then found Tiffany Klemme dead inside the home. Court documents say officers noticed no visible injuries on Casey and saw the victim "inside laying [sic] on the floor."
The affidavit says Casey and Tiffany had been married for 20 years and says they started arguing because she accused him of cheating on her. The document says Casey admitted to grabbing and pushing the victim, but never to physically hurting her. In a new court affidavit, it shows on July 26 Casey was heard yelling that he was "choking" Tiffany.
Officials say Tiffany has received multiple injuries to her head and on the autopsy report her cause of death was listed as blunt force injuries to her head. The autopsy also revealed she had internal injuries to her neck which were consistent with strangulation.