Hardin County murder suspect apprehended in Arizona


GILBERT, ARIZ. — An Iowa Falls man who has been considered the lone and primary suspect in the death of Desiree Folsom has been arrested in Arizona and charged with first degree murder as of Tuesday morning.

The Eldora Police Department had been searching for Nathan Cole Bahr, 29, since last Friday, when Folsom was found dead inside of a 17th Avenue residence there. In an update shared to social media, the EPD indicated that he may have switched the license plates on his vehicle as part of his attempted escape, and he was also considered armed and dangerous.

According to court documents, a search warrant was secured for a property in Iowa Falls in connection with the case on Tuesday, but it was not executed. Court records also indicate that a protective order had been issued against Bahr on behalf of Folsom in Hardin County District Court on May 25, a day before her body was discovered. A hearing to decide on a final protective order was scheduled for May 26.

Hearing and trial dates in the murder case have not yet been released.


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