Tama death ruled homicide; victim identified

A 32-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a homicide in Tama.

Kerry O’Clair Jefferson, was found dead in a home at 104 Harmon St. in Tama by an officer Wednesday afternoon, according to the Tama Police Department. Ginger Jefferson, 57, Toledo, has been taken into custody as a material witness. Police said Dr. Dennis Mallory, Tama County Medical Examiner, has ruled the death a homicide.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation was reported still on the scene at 7 a.m. Thursday.