Frederick Leonard Coste
Frederick L. Coste
312 Second Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
October 15, 1959
- Courtesy photo Cedar Rapids Gazette
- A chalk line inside the loan interview cubicle shows where Frederick Coste’s body was discovered. Coste, 47, had been stabbed six times in the chest.
On October 15, 1959, Frederick “Fred” Coste, 47, was found lying face-up in a pool of blood inside his loan interview cubicle at the Family Finance Corporation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he worked as the company’s manager.
Married with one young daughter, Coste had been punched in the left eye before being stabbed six times in the chest.
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If you have any information about Fred Coste’s murder, please contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5375 or Iowa Cold Cases via our Contact form.