UPDATE: Man accused of murdering mother, grandma

Posted at 11:26 AM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-17 09:18:59-04

A Council Bluffs man is accused of murdering his 63-year-old mother and 91-year-old grandmother.

The Council Bluffs Police Department released new information, identifying the victims and the suspect.

Police say Michael Dieckmann, 30, killed his mother, Jacqueline Dieckmann, and his grandmother, Illa Pfeiffer.

"Jacqueline's son, Michael Dieckmann, became a person of interest early in our investigation. At 12:46 p.m., one of our officers located Michael walking down a street in Council Bluffs," officials said in a prepared statement.

Police found Dieckmann near Abraham Lincoln High School but say student were never in danger.

"At no time did we have any indication that he on the campus, nor did we know prior to this had any idea where we would be at-that just happened to be where we stumbled upon him at," said Sergeant Chad Meyers. 

Neighbors said they could tell something was wrong with Michael Deickmann like Donald Hanover who warned his four kids about him, "From now on we play over here, and we stay away from over there just because I was kind of suspicious of him".

According to Jacqueline's boss Todd Noack, she worked in mental health care and tells KMTV she was a caring person and hard worker.

"It was the passion that drove her to helping others...we just need more people in this world like Jackie," said Noack.

He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of first-degree murder about three hours later, police said.

He is being held on $1 million bond.

Police did not specify how the two women were killed, only saying officers responded to a report of a possible shooting at the home around 10 a.m.

Previous coverage:

Council Bluffs Police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found inside a home Wednesday morning.

The home was located on Grace Street, near Langstrom Street.

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