Partnering in Crime
The Iowa Newspaper Association and Iowa Cold Cases have partnered up in a new weekly project -- a statewide series titled "Gone Cold: Exploring Iowa's Unsolved Murders," in hopes of generating new leads for hundreds of unsolved homicides.More
Explore this interactive map of Iowa's unsolved murders, dating back to 1847, and read profiles on some of these murder victims. Map compiled by Des Moines Register as part of 'Gone Cold' series partnership.More
Copper Thieves Steal Man's Life
Earl Thelander of Onawa, Iowa, died
Sept. 1, 2007 from burns sustained in an Aug. 28 propane explosion after copper thieves burglarized a family rental property and let the rural home fill
Hazel Reimann, an 87-year-old former riveter who worked on airplanes during World War II, broke six fingers fending off the man who beat and stabbed her to death Sept. 2, 2008, in Reimann's Des Moines home.More
Who Took Johnny?
It's been 33 years since 12-year-old Des Moines Register paperboy Johnny Gosch vanished after leaving his home Sept. 5, 1982, to deliver Sunday papers. A documentary feature film, Who Took Johnny, premiered last year and
chronicles his mysterious disappearance.
Convenience Store Slaying
Rhonda Knutson, 22, of Tripoli, Iowa, was bludgeoned to death early on Sept. 7, 1992 while working the 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. shift at a Chickasaw County Phillips 66 convenience store in Williamstown. Officials sought two truckers for questioning but the murder remains unsolved.More