One Person Indicted in Christopher Bagley Murder Case

One person has been indicted in the Christopher Bagley murder case.

Bagley went missing from his home in Walker last December. His body was discovered by authorities in March, buried in the backyard of a home on the southeast side of Cedar Rapids. An autopsy showed that Bagley died from multiple stab wounds.

The Linn County Sheriff’s Office says 32-year old Drew Blahnik has been indicted by a Linn County grand jury on the criminal charges of First Degree Murder, Obstructing Prosecution and Abuse of a Corpse.

Investigators testified earlier this year that Blahnik had allegedly confessed to fatally stabbing Bagley in retaliation for his robbery of a large-scale marijuana trafficker.

They testified that another man was involved in the altercation, and Gardner says additional charges are possible.

Blahnik was charged earlier this year in state and federal drug cases while authorities looked into the homicide.

Blahnik remains in custody in the Linn County Correctional Center, with bond set at one million dollars cash only.

The Sheriff’s Office says information on additional charges against anyone else is not available at this time.


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