Livermore man accused of killing friend

Jeffrey Winters is charged with murder in the death of Randy Page

Jeffrey Winters

LU VERNE — A Livermore man has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder after a man was found dead in his garage Monday evening.

Jeffrey L. Winters, 60, is accused of shooting Randy Page, 54, of Lu Verne, multiple times in the man’s garage, located at 202 Hanna Ave. in Lu Verne, according to a criminal complaint filed with the Kossuth County attorney’s office.

He is being held in the Kossuth County Jail on $2 million cash-only bond.

According to the criminal complaint, Winters and Page were friends and had been talking to each other in the time leading up to the shooting.

Neighbors reported seeing a man matching Winters’ description at the Page home Monday, and the person living next door said they heard four or five gunshots.

Another witness told investigators they saw Winters get into his 2005 Ford Explorer and speed away from the scene.

Winters’ vehicle was also caught on a city-owned surveillance camera leaving the area around 5:03 p.m. before turning to leave town.

Page’s wife called the sheriff’s office at 5:29 p.m. reporting her husband on the floor with “a significant amount of blood” at the scene, the complaint stated.

Investigators recovered four 9 mm shell casings at the scene, but did not find the gun.

They also were not able to find the gun at Winters’ home, according to the complaint, although an empty handgun holster and rifle ammunition were located.

Page’s body was taken to the state medical examiner’s office in Ankeny, where an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

Investigating agencies included the Kossuth County Sheriff’s Department, the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department, the Mason City Police Department and the Iowa State Patrol.

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