Posted at: 09/24/2013 5:11 PM
Updated at: 09/24/2013 5:20 PM

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Northwood Assault Victim Improving

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A woman authorities say was stabbed and beaten by a man at a home in Northwood, Iowa is improving at the hospital.

A spokesperson at Saint Marys in Rochester says Rhonda Schukei has been upgraded from serious to fair condition. She's being treated for stab wounds and blunt force injuries.

Authorities say she was attacked at a home Sunday night by 39-year-old Michael Lee Zubrod of Charles City. He died after being detained by sheriff's deputies. An autopsy has been performed, but results have not been released.