UPDATE: Lexington murder suspect arrested in Iowa

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Valenti Ware accused of murdering Meghan Acord in Lexington. Her body found 10-1-17 near railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive area.

DES MOINES, IA (WTVQ) – A man wanted in connection to a Lexington murder was arrested in Des Moines, Iowa Friday, according to Lexington Police.

Investigators say the U.S. Marshals Service Southern Iowa Fugitive Task Force took 35-year old Valenti Ware into custody without incident.

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He’s charged with murder and tampering with physical evidence in the death of Meghan Acord.

Her body was found October 1 near the railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive area.

Police think Ware and Acord knew each other.



Ware was lodged in the Polk County, Iowa Jail.