Alysia Kay Marburger
Alysia Kay Marburger
Home Residence: Sabula, IA
Found: Area of Rock Creek cabins at 2829 U.S. 67
October 7, 2008
Defendant seeks murder charge dismissal
A Clinton County judge is considering a motion to dismiss felony murder charges against Andy Cole, 47, of Clinton, in connection with Alysia Marburger’s death.
The state alleges Cole murdered Marburger while committing sexual abuse, which constitutes a felony murder. However, the defendant argues the bill of particulars and witness testimony in the case do not support the theory that a sexual abuse was committed. Even if the state could prove a sex abuse was committed, Cole’s attorney Bruce Ingham said, the state cannot prove the defendant committed the murder during the abuse.
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- Andy Cole of Clinton has been charged with First Degree Murder for the October 2008 slaying of Alysia Marburger.
UPDATE: Arrest Made, Charges Filed
On Friday, July 27, 2012, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Andy Cole of Clinton in connection with Alysia Marburger’s four-year-old murder case. Cole has been charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held in the Clinton County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 cash-only bond.
Police say DNA found on Marburger’s body links Cole to the crime.
Complaint and Affidavit against Andy Cole
Alysia Kay Marburger, 27, was last seen alive late Oct. 6 or early Oct. 7, 2008, and reported missing to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on October 10.
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Clinton in Clinton County
Two weeks later on Friday, October 24, 2008 at 11:08 AM, a body was discovered near the access road to Rock Creek Cabins, 2829 Highway 67, Camanche, Iowa, and positively identified as that of Marburger.
The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, the Camanche Police Department, the Clinton Police Department and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation are working to collect evidence, and the investigation is ongoing.
The Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny conducted an autopsy two days after Marburger’s body was found, but the cause of her death is still undetermined, said Clinton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Cundiff. (The Clinton Herald, Oct. 13, 2009)
Alysia Marburger’s 2002 Hyundai was found on 11th Ave. South in Clinton before her body was discovered.
Miss Marburger lived with her parents at 608 River Street in Sabula, Iowa. She was the mother of a 10-month-old child and attended Clinton Community College.
John Marburger said he last saw his daughter when she left the family home the morning of Oct. 6 and headed for school at Clinton Community College.
Investigators hope someone saw either Alysia or her car before her disappearance and will come forward with a lead.
Marburger drove a white 2002 4-door Hyundai Sonata with a University of Iowa license plate that read: MISSLEO. The rear passenger side tail light was broken out and had been taped, and there were scratches on the rear passenger door. Cundiff said the vehicle was found on 11th Avenue South in Clinton before her body was discovered.
The Marburger family has offered a $5,000 reward for any information in the case, and tips may be made anonymously.
Alysia Marburger was born Nov. 5, 1980, to John A. and Leone K. Marburger in Sabula. She graduated in 1999 from East Central High School, where she was a national honor student. She attended the University of Iowa and Clinton Community College Nursing School, and was preparing for the clinical phase of her Registered Nursing training.
On Monday, December 10, 2007, she became the proud mother of a beautiful little girl, Aviera Noelani, the pride of her life.
Alysia loved spending time with family and friends, especially her daughter. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and trying new recipes. While attending college in Iowa City, she catered meals for the Hancher Auditorium performers. Alysia enjoyed listening and singing along to all types of music from Rap to Classical.
She is survived by a daughter, Aviera Noelani; her parents; sisters, Jennifer White of Sabula, Melissa Marburger of Pella and Linda Milder of Sabula; her grandfather, Eddie Marburger of Sabula; and several nieces and nephews.
Alysia was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother and maternal grandparents.
Anyone with information regarding Miss Marburger’s death is asked to contact the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at 563-242-9211 or Clinton County Crime Stoppers at 563-242-6595 or toll free 1-888-883-8015.
Sources and References:
- Clinton County Sheriff’s Department
- “Defendant seeks murder charge dismissal,” The Clinton Herald, Dec. 14, 2012
- “Charges filed in cold case,” WHBF-TV Ch. 4 News, July 27, 2012
- “Clinton family offers reward for information on woman’s death,” Globe-Gazette, Nov. 11, 2010
- Reward Still Offered in Sabula woman’s death, Quad City Times, Nov. 10, 2010
- Clues sought a year after death – The Clinton Herald, Oct. 13, 2009
- Reward Offered in Sabula Woman’s Death - KWQC, Oct. 9, 2009
- Authorities seek help in Marburger death investigation – The Clinton Herald, May 2, 2009
- Alysia K. Marburger Obituary – The DeWitt Observer
- Obituary in The Clinton Herald, Dec. 11, 2008
- Body Found In Clinton County; Death Called Suspicious, KWQC, Nov. 10, 2008
- Authorities ask for information – The Clinton Herald, Oct. 31, 2008
- Investigators seek information on Sabula woman found dead, The Quad-City Times, Oct. 30, 2008
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