Murder Suspect returned to northwest Iowa


The suspect wanted in the death of his mother at her Sheldon home last week has been extradited from South Dakota back to Iowa.  41 year old Nathaniel Kassel is charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of his mother, 62 year old Jody Lynn Duskin, at their home in Sheldon.  Kassel was returned to O’Brien County from the Brookings County Sheriff’s Office in South Dakota after being arrested Friday in Flandreau.  He is also charged with felon in possession of a firearm, operating a vehicle without the owners’ consent and two counts of fifth degree theft.  Court documents state that Kassel messaged other family members last Wednesday night stating “I’m killing Jody”.  Later that night, Kassel was overheard in a phone conversation stating he made a mistake and hurt someone.  His mother was found dead in her bedroom with a gunshot wound to her head.  When Kassel was arrested, he was in possession of his two handgun s from the residence and was also in possession of his mother’s car.  He is being held in the O’Brien County Jail on one million dollars bond.