A Staged Suicide
Paul Brule, a 30-year-old Council Bluffs man who'd just begun receiving $10,000 weekly lottery payouts, was slain in his Sixth Avenue home July 25, 1998, and his death poorly staged to suggest he'd committed suicide.More
Shot in Hail of Gunfire
Cartha "Jack" Pearson, 26, was shot multiple times July 29, 1993, in the alley and parking lot behind Goodie's II Sumner Street Waterloo Lounge after allegedly making only partial payments to drug dealers to whom he owned money.More
One Murdered, One Missing
Bill and Kay Wood
Bill Wood, 79, and his wife Kay, 72, of rural Norwalk, Iowa, became victims of numerous crimes July 30, 2011, when someone shot Bill, set the couple's home on fire, and then kidnapped Kay. Her body has never been recovered.More
When 25-year-old Lynn Schuller went missing from her Cedar Rapids home August 6, 1972, police suspected murder from the very beginning but haven't made any arrests because they've never found the young mother's body.More
Mark Snopek, 53, was killed in a hit-and-run on Aug. 8, 2007, while riding his mountain bike on County Highway R18 in Boone County, Iowa. His wife Kay's life forever changed the night Mark went out for a routine ride and didn’t come home.More
Family Deaths 'Difficult'
Her mother's and cousin's recent deaths were hard for 37-year-old Angela Buck, of Waterloo, to process. The family faced a third heartbreak when someone shot Angela in the chest and dumped her body in a Black Hawk County ditch on
August 9, 1995.
Preparing for Graduate School
Vietnam vet Dennis Clougherty, 23, was ready to enter graduate school at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, but first needed to return to Wyoming to pick up his motorcycle. His journey west ended in Iowa Aug. 12, 1974.More