Delaware County in Iowa
Cold Cases in Delaware County, Iowa
Lyman Samuel Elledge
September 28, 1951
Lyman Elledge, 65, was found bludgeoned to death on the front lawn of the Barney Wiskus home in Colesburg, Iowa, at about 7 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 1951. Delaware County Coroner Dr. Paul G. Meyer said autopsy results showed Elledge died from a skull fracture wound to the back of his head.
Carl Anthony Brunen
Case # 72-00427
November 8, 1972
On November 8, 1972, Carl Anthony “Charlie” Brunen was found dead at his farm outside his rural residence. Brunen suffered a skull fracture and broken ribs. His house had been ransacked, and his billfold and an older model shotgun were missing.