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Man Arrested In Connection with Wife's Murder In "Ill Health"
IOWA CITY, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -- We have new details about the man arrested in connection with the 1997 murder of his wife in Iowa City.
According to his attorney, John Bloomfield is in "ill health".
Leon Spies says Bloomfield made his first appearance in court today in Minnesota after being arrested at his St.Paul home yesterday.
On September 22nd,1997, Bloomfield told police he returned to his home in Iowa City from a business trip to find his wife missing,
Later that day, her body was found in a ditch near Rockford, Illinois.
Spies says there are "a lot of variables" at play surrounding Bloomfield's trial.
He says he doesn't know if Bloomfield's poor health will slow the trial process.
Currently, spies isn't sure *when Bloomfield will be extradited back to Iowa.