Guthrie Center in Guthrie County
Guthrie County in Iowa
Cold Cases in Guthrie Center, Iowa
Alonzo Beghtel: 1868-1950
Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel
Guthrie Center, IA
January 18, 1950
On Wednesday, January 18, 1950, the body of Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel — a retired farmer who lived alone in a one-room shack on Guthrie Center’s south side — was discovered near his house at the end of a 200-foot trail of blood. In his hand he clutched 9 dollars. Beghtel died of a severe beating.
Lillian Elizabeth Randolph
Guthrie Center, IA (Guthrie County)
Case # 65-00598
May 2, 1965
On May 2, 1965, Lillian Elizabeth Randolph was reported missing from her farm home near Guthrie Center. On May 11, 1965, her body was found in the trunk of her car at the Polk County Municipal Airport.