Co-Worker Fatally Stabbed at Iowa Pork Plant

At 5:42 a.m. on Tuesday, authorities were called to Prestage Foods in Iowa. 

Law enforcement found 50-year-old employee, Wayne Smith, dead in the employee locker room at the pork processing plant. 

Police identified the suspect and arrested 26-year-old Lukouxs Brown, a co-worker who was familiar with the victim. 

Authorities believe that Brown stabbed Smith before their shift started on Tuesday. 

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said Brown is facing a first-degree murder charge. 

Brown's motive remains unknown and the investigation is ongoing. 

On a GoFundMe campaign organized on behalf of Smith's family, Wayne is called a kind soul who cared deeply for his family and friends.

Founded in 1983, Prestage Farms is a family-owned pork production facility in Eagle Grove, Iowa. 

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