Mark VanderWoude's Body Found in Burned Home
Council Bluffs, IA - There's an un-nerving silence on Norwood Drive.
People living in this Council Bluffs neighborhood breathe a sigh of relief after learning Mark VanderWoude is gone.
Neighbor Pam Viestenz feels at ease. "You mean that he died? I was relieved because if he was staying here I'd had been out of this house cause he was doing crazy things to the neighborhood."
A fire broke out at the home Monday afternoon. Firefighters found VanderWoude's body in an upstairs bathroom.
Investigators believe the fire is suspicious. Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber says VanderWoude has a violent history, "We were in the middle of prosecuting him on an aggravated domestic abuse charge set for trial on the 19th of March."