Iowa County in Iowa
Cold Cases in Iowa County
*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Iowa 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.
May 8, 1911
Neighbors found 43-year-old Frank Searaway buried in his stable with three bullet holes in his head and his skull crushed in. The sheriff and coroner believed Searaway was most likely killed for the purpose of robbery.
Karen Theresa Streed
Amana, IA (Iowa County)
Case # 71-00703
October 24, 1971
On October 24, 1971, Karen Theresa Streed was found dead in a canal located between West Amana and South Amana on Highway 220.
Rose Z. Burkert, 22
Roger E. Atkison, 32
Case # 80-06274
Amana Holiday Inn
September 12, 1980
On Saturday, September 13, 1980, the chopped up bodies of Rose Burkert, 22, and Roger Atkison, 32, both of St. Joseph, Missouri, were discovered in a motel room at the Amana Holiday Inn in Iowa County. A motel manager discovered the bodies about 1 p.m. on Saturday when the occupants missed the noon deadline for checking out of the motel.
William Francis Rogers
Age At Report: 46
Missing From: North English, IA (Iowa and Keokuk Counties)
Missing Since: February 25, 2001
William Rogers was last seen at his residence in North English, Iowa, during the evening hours of February 25, 2001. His home burned down during the night and he has never been heard from again.