The Cases – Homicides (1910 – 1919)

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The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1910 – 1919, and are listed in chronological order. If you know of a case not listed here or have information you’d like included with an existing page, please contact us with relevant details and we’ll respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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Fallen Officer
Joseph Kaschmitter
53 YOA
Alton, IA
Sioux County
March 25, 1911
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Frank Searaway
43 YOA
Rural Millersburg
Iowa County
May 7, 1911
Josiah Moore
Villisca Axe Murders
Josiah B. Moore
, 43
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Sarah Moore
Villisca Axe Murders
Sarah Moore
, 39
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Herman Moore
Villisca Axe Murders
Herman Moore
, 11
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Katherine Moore
Villisca Axe Murders
Katherine Moore
, 10
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Boyd Moore
Villisca Axe Murders
Boyd Moore
, 7
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Paul Moore
Villisca Axe Murders
Paul Moore
, 5
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Lena Stillinger
Villisca Axe Murders
Lena Stillinger
, 12
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Ina Stillinger
Villisca Axe Murders
Ina Stillinger
, 8
508 E. 2nd St.
Villisca, IA
Montgomery County
June 10, 1912
Thecla Gerken
Thecla Gerken
23 YOA
Ninth & Jones Streets
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
June 27, 1917
George Mattern
Officer George Mattern
27 YOA
316 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA
Died: May 12, 1918
Crime: Aug. 7, 1917
Alta Marie Braun
Alta Marie Braun
12 YOA
Le Mars, IA
Plymouth County
August 20, 1917

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3 Responses to Homicides – 1910s

  1. patsy hellums says:

    What about the Moore family murders. Even thro that happened in 1912. 104 yes ago. Donna sue Davis a beautiful little girl. Had she been alive she would had been 60 yes old. Patriciaannhellums@gmail.com

  2. Margie Sellers says:

    I was always told my great grandfather William Hamilton, was killed around Centerville, Iowa. He was a taxi driver and according to family, nobody was ever arrested in his murder. Have been unable to verify anything, and was curious to see if anyone knew anything.

  3. What about this cold case of the Moore family murders? Katie Stilfer in 1903. What about her murder? This is terrible that no one has solved any of these cases. Who would do such a horrible thing to these people; why? And Donna Sue Davis; such a sweet, pretty little girl.

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