Dallas County in Iowa
Cold Cases in Dallas County, Iowa
*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Dallas County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.
Myrtle Z. Cumpston: 1904 – 1969
Myrtle Zelda Cumpston
Case Number: 65-00401
March 9, 1965
At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 1965, Myrtle Zelda Cumpston, 60, was found dead at C & K Aqualand, her co-owned tropical fish aquarium business in rural Dallas County near Redfield. She was shot in the back of the head and 50 dollars was missing from the cash box.
Effie Corelis Bell
Case Number: 66-00666
Went Missing March 18, 1966
Madrid, Iowa (Boone County)
Body discovered at Madrid dump (Dallas County)
May 31, 1966
On Tuesday, May 31, 1966, the skeletal remains of Effie Bell, 46, were discovered at the city dump in Madrid. Mrs. Bell had been missing since March 18, 1966.
Case Number: 76-00804
September 14, 1976
Emma Louise Lewis was found beaten to death in her Waukee home on September 14, 1976.
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