The Cases – Homicides (1950 – 1959)

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The cases below include unsolved Iowa homicides from 1950 – 1959, and are listed in chronological order. Click on any hyperlink to view a victim’s case summary page and to access additional information and/or feature stories related to that case.

Alonzo Beghtel
81 YOA
Guthrie Center, IA
Guthrie County
January 18, 1950
George J. Massouris
30 YOA
Orchard Road
Councils Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
November 18, 1950
Lyman S. Elledge
65 YOA
Barney Wiskus lawn
Colesburg, IA
Delaware County
September 28, 1951
Leon Groves
40 YOA
SE 18th & Scott
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1951-9296
December 22, 1951
Baby Feet
Baby John Doe
Newborn Infant
Des Moines River
Polk County, IA
Case # 10-77-1397
December 12,  1953
Charles Sanders
67 YOA
Court Ave. Bridge
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1954-33401
April 15, 1954
Jimmy Bremmers
2701 Cottage Ave.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
August 31, 1954
Donna Sue Davis
21 months of age
715 Isabella Street
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
July 10, 1955
Lucile Bacher
43 YOA
Lincoln Ave. Pharmacy
Davenport, IA
Scott County
November 29, 1955
Rose Grandanette
Rose Grandanette
33 YOA
Sunrise Blvd. & 73rd St.
Windsor Heights, IA
Polk County
September 14, 1958
Frank J. Eckels
73 YOA
Oakland Motel & Café
Oakland, IA
Pottawattamie County
December 3, 1958
Hilda Fletcher
53 YOA
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
December 15, 1958
Melvin Gallagher
22 YOA
Clark Super Station
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
January 3, 1959
Marlene Padfield
17 YOA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
February 19, 1959
Frederick L. Coste
47 YOA
312 Second Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
October 15, 1959

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One Response to Homicides – 1950s

  1. Tiffany says:

    This is great. I’m glad this website is taking the time out to care enough for the unsolved murders that society has forgot about. Their is no race issue, it’s just people helping people

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