WATERLOO, Ind. (WFFT) — Detectives arrested a DeKalb County man who is accused of killing his wife while they were laying in bed on Saturday.
On Saturday just after 3:15 p.m., the Waterloo Marshal’s Office responded to the 500 block of Meadows Lane regarding a welfare check on Lisa Heiser.
Waterloo officers said they were made contact with her husband, Joseph Traster, at the home.
Traster told officers that he and Heiser got into an argument earlier in the day and she is dead.
Police say they found a dead woman inside the home believed to be Heiser.
A detective with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department interviewed Traster who told them that when he returned home from word at 6:30 a.m. Saturday he tried to talk to Heiser about their relationship issues.
Traster said his wife kicked him in the groin while they were both laying in bed and then he strangled her then went to sleep.
Traster then told police he was woken up in the afternoon by a person at the door and went to check on Lisa who was "cold to the touch."
Detectives say Traster told them he called a family member and told them that he believes he killed his wife.
He was booked into the DeKalb County Jail on a preliminary charge of murder.