Lucas County in Iowa
Chariton in Lucas County
Fred Barton Sanders
Fred Barton Sanders
Case # 66-01164
Date of Death: October 1, 1966
Body Found: November 11, 1966
On November 11, 1966, a man’s skeletal remains were found next to the Rock Island Railroad tracks one and three quarters of a mile south of Chariton, Iowa, in Lucas County.
Papers and a wallet adjacent to the remains identified him as Fred Sanders, a U.S. Army veteran who served during World War II with the 745th American Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion.
On Sanders’ cemetery gravestone, family members list his date of death as October 1, 1966.
When the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) established a Cold Case Unit in late 2009, Fred Sanders’ murder was one of approximately 150 cases listed on the Cold Case Unit’s new website as those the DCI hoped to solve using latest advancements in DNA technology. Although the Cold Case Unit closed down in December 2011 due to lack of funding, the DCI continues to investigate the cases where progress was being made. They also follow up on any new leads provided in these cases.
About Fred Sanders
- Courtesy photo Doris Christensen, findagrave.com
- Fred Sanders was buried at the Chariton Cemetery in Lucas County.
Fred Sanders was born in Lawrence, Kansas, on December 10, 1922, to Clara Jane Hothan and Clyde Barton Sanders.
He married Norma Norma Cathryn Schoonover in 1942.
He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Technician Fifth Grade with the 745th American Anti-Aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion’s Continental Air Command.
He is buried in Chariton Cemetery in Lucas County, Iowa.
If you have any information about Fred Sanders’ unsolved murder please contact the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at (515) 725-6010, e-mail email@example.com, or send your information to Iowa Cold Cases via our Contact form.
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