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WATERLOO — Police said they are treating the death of a Waterloo woman who had been missing as a homicide.

Details of how 40-year-old Lakisha Owens Williams died were not released. Her autopsy was earlier this week, but full results are pending, according to police.

The announcement came as Lakisha Williams’ husband — Fredrick Williams, 27, of Waterloo — arrived at the Black Hawk County Jail on Tuesday after he was detained on a parole violation warrant in Minnesota over the weekend.

During an initial court appearance Wednesday morning, Judge Nathan Callahan ordered Fredrick Williams be held without bond pending a parole violation hearing. That will likely be held in two to three weeks.

Lakisha Williams’ mother reported her missing Jan. 25 after not hearing from her for several days. Williams’ employer also called to report her missing.

Fredrick Williams talked with police in Waterloo as they investigated his wife’s disappearance, then left the area and was found in Minnesota, apparently breaking provisions that prohibit him from leaving Iowa. He was detained on the probation violation warrant over the weekend in the St. Paul area.

Lakisha Williams’ body was found Friday afternoon in Garden of Memories Cemetery on Logan Avenue.

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