Drakesville in Davis County, IA
Cold Cases in Drakesville, Iowa
Sarah Link, 41 YOA
Justin Hook, 20 YOA
Tina Lade, 19 YOA
Drakesville, IA and Eldon, IA (Davis & Wapello Counties)
Case # 84-01854
April 13 – 18, 1984
On Friday, April 13, 1984, the body of 20-year-old Justin Hook, Jr., was found outside near his burned-out mobile home in rural Drakesville. Hook had been killed by blows to the head. The following Monday, April 16, a farmer found the body of Hook’s mother, Sarah Link, 41, on a hilly wooded section of his land just north of Eldon. She, too, had died from blunt force trauma to the head. On Wednesday, April 18, trained police dogs discovered the body of Hook’s fiancee, Tina Marie Lade, 19, in a ravine about a half-mile from where Mrs. Link’s body had been found. Miss Lade had died from blows to the head as well.
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