Watertown police say a murder suspect and the woman he’s accused of killing were “recent acquaintances.”

Forty year-old Jeremiah Peacemaker of Watertown was arrested at yesterday morning for Second Degree Murder in the death of 28 year-old Kendra Owen of Watertown.

Police were called to Owen’s residence Wednesday night to conduct a welfare check.

Police found her body and said she had been dead for several days.

Officials say there were numerous signs of trauma on Owen’s body, but an exact cause of death will be determined by an autopsy.

Peacemaker is being held at the Codington County Detention Center on a $1 million cash only bond.


September 4, 2020