Robert Clary (courtesy Clinton Herald)

Robert M. Clary


Robert M. Clary
48 YOA
419 1/2 14th Avenue S.
Clinton, IA
Clinton County
DCI Case # 82-05190
September 29, 1982

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Information provided by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation

Robert M. Clary was found dead on the floor of his Clinton, Iowa trailer on September 29, 1982.

The 48-year-old Clary, who resided at 419-1/2 14th Avenue South, had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest.

When the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) established a Cold Case Unit in 2009, Clary’s case was one of approximately 150 listed on the Cold Case Unit’s website as those the DCI hoped to solve using latest advancements in DNA technology.

Although federal grant funding for the DCI Cold Case Unit was exhausted in December 2011, the DCI continues to assign agents to investigate cold cases as new leads develop or as technological advances allow for additional forensic testing of original evidence.

The DCI remains committed to the resolution of Iowa’s cold cases and will continue to work diligently with local law enforcement partners to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice for the victims and their families.

Courtesy photo Michael Kearney,
Robert Clary was buried at Saint Irenaeus Cemetery in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.
About Robert M. Clary

Robert M. Clary was born June 6, 1934.

He served as a Specialist 3rd Class with the US Army during the Korean Conflict.

He was buried at Saint Irenaeus Cemetery in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa.

Information Needed

If you have any information regarding Robert Clary’s unsolved murder please contact the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at (515) 725-6010, email, or contact the Clinton Police Department at 563-243-1458.



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