Man found dead in Waterloo home; authorities charge man with first-degree murder

A 35-year-old man was found dead in a Waterloo residence’s basement Friday and police were investigating the death as a homicide.

Police were called to a home around 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 100 Block of Church Street, according to the Monroe County Coroner Bob Hill. He said Steven P. Becker of Fults had been found dead inside the residence.

“The death investigation conducted at the scene indicated that Mr. Becker died as a result of a homicide,” Hill wrote. He performed an autopsy on Sunday, which confirmed Becker had died as a result of a homicide.

Additional information about the cause of Becker’s death will be released at a later time, according to Hill.

Waterloo police arrested Kyle Roider, 30, and charged in connection to Becker’s death, according to a news release. He faces one count first degree murder and one count of aggravated battery with a fire arm.

Kyle Roider
Belleville News-Democrat news editor Dana Rieck was selected as Editor and Publisher’s “25 Under 35 Newspaper Leaders” for 2018 and works with the Online News Association in St. Louis. She attended Colorado State University and grew up in Loveland, Colorado.