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.