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Murder Charge Filed and Victim Identified

Friday March 31, 2017 1:20pm
Murder Charge Filed and Victim Identified

On March 31st, 2017, at 2:19 a.m., Dubuque Police & Fire personnel responded to 870 Kane Street on the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult female inside the residence with injuries consistent with being stabbed. Paramedics declared the female dead at the scene. She was later identified as Samantha J. Link, 21, of 870 Kane Street. An adult male was also present at the residence and was identified as Link’s boyfriend, Fontae C. Buelow, 25, also of 870 Kane Street. It is believed Link and Buelow got into an altercation at the residence that culminated in Buelow allegedly stabbing Link and killing her. A knife was recovered at the scene. 

Buelow was transported to the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center where was interviewed by investigators and ultimately charged with 1st Degree Murder. He was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. He remains incarcerated in the Dubuque County Jail pending an initial court appearance.

First Degree Murder is a Class A Felony punishable by life in prison.

As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.

MURDER CHARGE FILED

 

On March 31st, 2017, at 2:19 a.m., Dubuque Police & Fire personnel responded to 870 Kane Street on the report of a stabbing. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive adult female inside the residence with injuries consistent with being stabbed. Paramedics declared the female dead at the scene. She was later identified as Samantha J. Link, 21, of 870 Kane Street. An adult male was also present at the residence and was identified as Link’s boyfriend, Fontae C. Buelow, 25, also of 870 Kane Street. It is believed Link and Buelow got into an altercation at the residence that culminated in Buelow allegedly stabbing Link and killing her. A knife was recovered at the scene.

 

Buelow was transported to the Dubuque Law Enforcement Center where was interviewed by investigators and ultimately charged with 1st Degree Murder. He was additionally charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance. He remains incarcerated in the Dubuque County Jail pending an initial court appearance.

First Degree Murder is a Class A Felony punishable by life in prison.


As with any criminal case, the charges filed are allegations and any suspects are presumed innocent until convicted in a court of law. If you have any information on this incident or others, please call the Dubuque Police Department at 563-589-4415 or Crime Stoppers at 800-747-0117 or 563-588-0714 (if the information leads to an arrest, the caller is eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000). You can also submit tips anonymously online at www.cityofdubuque.org/police or through the MyDBQ smartphone app available at www.cityofdubuque.org/MyDBQ.

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