DES MOINES, Iowa —

Des Moines police have made an arrest in the city’s latest homicide.

Datron Simmons Sr., 32, is accused of killing his wife, 50-year-old Connie Simmons.

Datron Simmons Sr., 32

Her body was found Friday afternoon in a wooded area of 23rd Street and Hickman Road near Broadlawns Medical Center.

Police searched the neighborhood for hours. They believe Simmons was killed on Sunday. She had been the subject of the missing person investigation.

Datron Simmons is charged with first-degree murder.

Detectives are still investigating the homicide. This is the city’s 17th homicide in 2020.