Report shows that Andover woman was shot in back of head

Jose Quinones Rodriguez; Photo courtesy of the Day County Sheriff's Office

ANDOVER, S.D. (AP) - Authorities say an Andover woman who was killed last month was shot twice in the back of the head.

Thirty-six-year-old Jose Quinones-Rodriguez, of Aberdeen, is charged with first-degree murder, arson and burglary, among other charges. Prosecutors say Quinones-Rodriguez killed 25-year-old Tawny Rockwood between Feb. 8 and 9 and set her apartment on fire.

The American News reports that an affidavit released this week following an autopsy shows that two shell casings were found near Rockwood's body and no firearm was found, leading officials to rule out suicide as a cause of death.

Investigators recovered a gas can, a propane torch and a gun holster in the search of vehicles registered to Quinones-Rodriguez.

Quinones-Rodriguez is being held on $1 million cash bond.

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