Decorah, Iowa (KROC-AM News) - A Decorah man has been arrested for the alleged murder of a man who was reported missing Friday.

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The Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office received a report that 74-year-old Lawrence Whittle was missing. Whittle was last heard from around 8:00 a.m. and his vehicle was located at Moe Park in rural Winneshiek County.

Authorities completed an extensive search throughout the park and the surrounding area but did not locate Whittle.

Around 1:30 a.m. Monday, the Sheriff’s Office issued a release that said 43-year-old Aaron Whittle of Decorah was arrested and was charged with first-degree murder for the death of Lawrence Whittle.

Officials said this is an ongoing investigation and no other information is available at this time.

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