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Dubuque man accused of murdering woman inside her home

Dubuque County Sheriff's Office

Police are investigating a murder on High Bluff Street in Dubuque after a woman was found dead inside her home Sunday evening.

Investigators said Beverly Puccio, 42, met Michael Piantieri, 36, at Walnut Tap and the two later left the bar together Saturday night to go back to Puccio's home.

Police said it appears the two had a physical fight and Puccio ended up with injuries that may have caused her death, but an official cause of death hasn't been determined.

Piantieri was arrested and charged with murder. He is being held in the Dubuque County Jail.

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