Murder in Payette



Law enforcement in Southwestern Idaho say a Payette man has admitted to killing his girlfriend.

Idaho State Police detectives are assisting the Payette Police Department in the investigation into the murder. Police say the suspect and victim have a child, but didn't live together at the time of the incident.

It began July 25, when 23-year-old Amber Schwenn went to drop off the child at the Payette apartment of 24-year-old Cody Hays. But Scwenn did not show up for work at the local Burger King. When police found Hays, they say he admitted to killing Schwenn and leaving her body at his residence. That's where police found the body a short time later and took Hays into custody.

The child has been placed into the custody of relatives.

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