The Missing Persons Cases

Please Note: This list is ongoing and not inclusive of all Iowa missing persons cases. The individuals listed here reflect persons who have gone missing under suspicious circumstances (regardless of the date they disappeared), or where the missing person is assumed deceased, or where the individual has been missing for more than one year.

The cases are listed in chronological order. Names with hyperlinks will take you to the person’s case summary page. For names without hyperlinks, click the black and white “M” image to find information provided by the Iowa Department of Public Safety’s Missing Person Information Clearinghouse.

Also See: Unsolved Homicides or Case Summaries

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Lillian Demaris
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Missing Since:
August 14, 1952

Thomas Myles Dougherty
Age at Report: 45
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
January 12, 1961
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Guy Heckle
Age at Report: 11
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
February 3, 1973
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Jane Ellen Wakefield
Age at Report: 26
Missing From:
Iowa City, IA
Missing Since:
September 6, 1975
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Colleen Simpson
Age at Report: 14
Missing From:
Bedford, IA
Missing Since:
October 5, 1975

Alice Van Alstine
28 YOA
Assumed Deceased
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
March 26, 1976
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Steven Kirchhoff
Age at Report: 22
Missing From:
Cedar Falls, IA
Missing Since:
February 5, 1978
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Mattie Lou Zabel
Age at Report: 45
Missing From:
Cedar Falls, IA
Missing Since:
March 21, 1978
Missing Person
Delores D. Sumpter
Age at Report: 27
Missing From:
Spirit Lake, IA
April 1, 1978
Audrey Dill
Audrey Dill
Age at Report: 32
Missing From:
Burlington, IA
Des Moines County
August 18, 1978
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Norma M. Maynard
Age at Report: 61
Missing From:
Boone, IA
Missing Since:
February 3, 1979
Ronald Westwick
Ronald E. Westwick
Age at Report: 34
Missing From:
Ames, IA
Missing Since:
March 8, 1979
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Willie Ann Rucker
Age at Report: 27
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing since:
April 8, 1979
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Richard Neil Forsyth
Age at Report: 27
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
October 18, 1979
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Charles Elmquist
Age at Report: 34
Missing From:
Iowa City, IA
Missing Since:
November 16, 1979
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Naomi Wilson
Age at Report: 32
1618 13th Ave. SE
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
April 12, 1981
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Dale Strassburger
Age at Report: 37
Missing From:
Le Claire, IA
Missing Since:
August 6, 1982
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Kimberly S. Doss
Age at Report: 16
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
September 1, 1982
Johnny Gosch
Johnny Gosch
Age at Report: 12
Missing From:
West Des Moines, IA
Case # 82-04613
September 5, 1982
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Denise Fraley
30 YOA
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
September 12, 1982
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Theodore Hoerstman
Age at Report: 45
Missing From: Dubuque, IA
Missing Since:
December 6, 1982
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Maurice Kneifl
58 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Missing Since:
February 14, 1983
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Grace Esquivel
Age at Report: 25
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Missing Since:
June 10, 1983

Viola Findley
Age at Report: 29
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
NamUS MP # 2914
September 1, 1983
Missing Person
James H. Pretlow
Age at Report: 60
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
March 29, 1984
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Harry D. Milligan
Age at Report: 21
Missing From:
Albia, IA
Missing Since:
July 1, 1984
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Eugene W. Martin
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 84-03891
August 12, 1984
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Ronald Leroy Zellmer
31 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Missing Since:
April 6, 1985
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Marc Warren Allen
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
March 29, 1986
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Sandra Vanderhoef
Age at Report: 42
Missing From:
Webster County, IA
Missing Since:
September 22, 1986
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Rodney J. Olsen
Age at Report: 32
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Missing Since:
October 18, 1986
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Johnny Joe Shields
Age at Report: 32
Missing From:
Carter Lake, IA
Case # 89-00081
December 16, 1988
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Barbara L. Lenz
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Woodbine, IA
Harrison County
Case # 89-03215
May 6, 1989
Missing Person
Ricardo J. Pimentel
Age at Report: 39
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
December 19, 1989
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Sidney E. Johnston
Age at Report: 47
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Presumed Deceased
January 22, 1990
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Robert Lee Kellar
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Muscatine, IA
Missing Since:
February 12, 1990
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Mervin Leo Walvatne
Age at Report: 53
Missing From:
Spencer, IA
Missing Since:
July 18, 1990

Paul Joseph Knockel
Age at Report: 53
Missing From:
Dubuque, IA
Missing Since:
November 26, 1990
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Matthew John Ferris
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
March 7, 1991
Missing Person
Daniel J. Andersen
Age at Report: 4
Missing From:
Black Hawk County, IA
Missing Since:
January 25, 1992

Aaron M. Pate
Age at Report: 18
Missing From:
Sigourney, IA
Keokuk County
April 30, 1993
Bernadene Sealine
Bernadene Sealine
Age at Report: 67
Missing From:
Pottawattamie County
Missing Since:
July 10, 1993
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Barbara L. Elms
Age at Report: 50
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
August 25, 1993

Brian R. Blachut
30 YOA
Missing From:
Scarville, IA
Winnebago County
Missing Since:
November 21, 1993
Missing Person
Gary L. Counts
Age at Report: 42
Missing From:
Fort Madison, IA
Missing Since:
May 3, 1994
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Jodi Huisentruit
27 YOA
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Case # 95-08176
June 27, 1995
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Kenneth Harker
34 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Presumed Deceased
October 3, 1996
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John Johnson
Age at Report: 71
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
December 11, 1996
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Robert Bresson, 57
Missing From:
Why, AZ, and
Independence, IA
Missing Since:
January 14, 1997
Missing Person
Harold O. Doerring
Age at Report: 66
Missing From:
Decorah, IA
Winneshiek County
February 16, 1997
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John S. Conaway
Age at Report: 36
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Case # 98-008374
Missing Since:
February 9, 1998
Crystal Sue Hunt
Crystal Sue Hunt
Age at Report: 21
Missing From:
Corydon, IA
Wayne County
Case # 98-03225
February 24, 1998
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Dennison
Stookesberry

56 YOA
Missing From:
Blakesburg, IA
Presumed Deceased
February 15, 1999
Missing Person
Greg Stover
44 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
March 8, 1999
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Dennis Addlesberger
Age at Report: 46
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Missing Since:
March 16, 1999

Cora Ann Okonski
Age at Report: 23
Missing From:
Tama, IA
Tama County
Missing Since:
April 16, 2000 
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Elizabeth Syperda
Age at Report: 22
Missing From:
East Madison St.
Mount Pleasant, IA
July 17, 2000

David Marchan
Age at Report: 18
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
January 1, 2001
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William Rogers
Age at Report: 46
Missing From:
North English, IA
Missing Since:
February 25, 2001
Missing Person
Bryan A. Howser
Age at Report: 33
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
April 4, 2001
Missing Person
Crystal L. Steward
Age at Report: 11
Missing From: Burlington, IA
Des Moines County
May 8, 2001
Missing Person
Riccardo R. Bowers
Age at Report: 44
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
May 15, 2001
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Peggy Ann Cottrell
Age at Report: 66
Missing From:
Marshalltown, IA
Missing Since:
May 26, 2001
Erin Pospisil
Erin Kay Pospisil
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
June 3, 2001
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Crystal Arensdorf
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Dubuque, IA
Missing Since:
July 4, 2001
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Melissa Dawn Hasley
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
October 18, 2002
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Adrian Reuwsaat
69 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Missing Since:
November 3, 2002
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Fabian E. Liendo
Age at Report: 26
Missing From:
Wapello, IA
Louisa County
May 20, 2003
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Christopher Stewart
Age at Report: 36
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
August 17, 2003
Bill Douglas
William Douglas, Sr.
Age at Report: 63
Missing From:
Clarke County, IA
Case #: 04-01918
February 4, 2004
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Kevin Lee Griebel
Age at Report: 36
Missing From:
Maquoketa, IA
Missing Since:
February 26, 2004
Clarence Cecil
Clarence Cecil
Age at Report: 81
Missing From:
Davis County, IA
Missing Since:
June 5, 2004
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L.C. Matlock
Age at Report: 37
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
July 5, 2004
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Gregory J. Howell
Age at Report: 44
Missing From:
Fort Dodge, IA
Missing Since:
January 1, 2005
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Helen J. Kelly
83 YOA
From From:
3646 Court St.
Sioux City, IA
Missing Since:
May 18, 2005
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Breiton Ackerman
4 YOA
Missing From:
Orange City, IA
Sioux County
May 22, 2005
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Arthur Rascon
Age at Report: 72
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
July 25, 2005
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Kyanja K. Vanwey
Age at Report: 17
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
September 6, 2005
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Mohama Baba
Age at Report: 22
Case # 05-055443
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
December 3, 2005
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Jeannie Hernandez
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
December 31, 2005
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Linn A. Snyder
Age at Report: 44
Missing From:
Pottawattamie County
Missing Since:
September 9, 2006
Ben Roseland
Benjamin Roseland
Age at Report: 19
Missing From:
Clinton, IA
Missing Since:
February 9, 2008
Missing Person
Gustavo Cruz
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
April 1, 2008
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Lee Allan Rolfe
Age at Report: 48
Missing From:
Garber, IA
Clayton County
April 13, 2008
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Michael J. Delaney
Age at Report: 49
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
July 3, 2008
Missing Person
Rosibel C. Villatora
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
November 13, 2008
Missing Person
Truong Ngoc
Age at Report: 69
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
July 2, 2009
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Larry Murillo
Age at Report: 25
Case # 09-039818
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Missing Since:
November 28, 2009
Yerlanin Garcia
Yerlanin Garcia
Age at Report: 12
Missing From:
Eagle Grove, IA
Missing Since:
January 15, 2010
Missing Person
John R. Hefty
Age at Report: 54
Missing From:
Webster County, IA
Missing Since:
October 4, 2010
Dawn Allen
Dawn Allen
Age at Report: 50
Missing From:
Carroll, IA
Case # 11-4024
Missing Since:
May 4, 2011

Lucia Chilel Perez
Age at Report: 41
Missing From NW IA
Sioux County
Dickinson County
June 27, 2011
Missing Person
Colleen K. Wright
Age at Report: 53
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
July 21, 2011
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Kaidena “Kay” Wood
72 YOA
2698 Hwy R-63
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
July 30, 2011
Missing Person
Austin Hildenbeck
Age at Report: 14
Missing From:
Polk County, IA
Missing Since:
August 2, 2011
Missing Person
Maryical Chamberlin
Age at Report: 16
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
September 9, 2011
Missing Person
Dylan Peters
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
October 5, 2011
Missing Person
Katelyn Clay
Age at Report: 14
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
October 30, 2011
Missing Person
Juan J. Torres
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Polk County, IA
Missing Since:
January 20, 2012
Missing Person
Jennifer L. Tweedt
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Mitchell County, IA
Missing Since:
February 3, 2012
Missing Person
Mary J. Waggle
Age at Report: 56
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
April 5, 2012
Missing Person
Louise Cruise
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
May 8, 2012
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Gerald D. Bulmer
Age at Report: 42
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
May 29, 2012
Missing Person
Alexia Munoz
Age at Report: 3
Familial Abduction
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
June 1, 2012
Missing Person
Angel Munoz
Age at Report: 4
Familial Abduction
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
June 1, 2012
Missing Person
Isaiah Turney
Age at Report: 16
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
June 5, 2012

Steven M. Babka
Age at Report: 58
Missing From:
Marengo, IA
Iowa County
Missing Since:
June 6, 2012
Missing Person
Crystal Silva
Age at Report: 14
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
June 15, 2012
Missing Person
Elizabeth Genung
Age at Report: 8
Missing From:
Juvenile Court
Des Moines, IA
June 27, 2012
Missing Person
Preston Genung
Age at Report: 1
Missing From:
Juvenile Court
Des Moines, IA
June 27, 2012
Missing Person
Karissa Fuller
Age at Report: 4
Missing From:
Juvenile Court
Des Moines, IA
July 18, 2012
Missing Person
Kyra Fuller
Age at Report: 12
Missing From:
Juvenile Court
Des Moines, IA
July 18, 2012
Missing Person
Jamie Genung
Age at Report: 8
Missing From:
Juvenile Court
Des Moines, IA
August 9, 2012
Missing Person
Alfredo P. Rodriguez
Age at Report: 49
Missing From:
Burlington, IA
Missing Since:
September 15, 2012

Cari L. Farver
Age at Report: 37
Missing From:
Pottawattamie County
Missing Since:
November 16, 2012
Missing Person
Leonard Blair
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
November 24, 2012
Missing Person
Eric A. Bradley
Age at Report: 33
Missing From:
Keokuk, IA
Missing Since:
December 1, 2012
Missing Person
Belinda Bautista
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
December 19, 2012
Missing Person
Liuba K. Rockwood
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
January 20, 2013
Missing Person
Andrew J. Jacobsen
Age at Report: 25
Missing From:
Jones County, IA
Missing Since:
February 16, 2013
Missing Person
James A. Wiese
Age at Report: 74
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
March 3, 2013
Missing Person
Nathaniel C. Stebens
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
March 25, 2013
Missing Person
John D. Bogle
Age at Report: 33
Missing From:
Ottumwa, IA
Missing Since:
April 19, 2013
Missing Person
Jair Sanchez
Age at Report: 12
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
May 3, 2013
Missing Person
Tkaisha A. Smith
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Missing Since:
May 13, 2013
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Fredrick Workman
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
August 2, 2013
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Dale R. Robinson
Age at Report: 84
Missing From:
Moville, IA
Woodbury County
Missing Since:
August 3, 2013
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Ethan Kazmerzak
Age at Report: 22
Missing From:
Hampton, IA
Missing Since:
September 15, 2013
Missing Person
Donaciano Hernandez
Age at Report: 46
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
October 3, 2013
Missing Person
Piper S. Borden
Age at Report: 1
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
October 15, 2013
Missing Person
Hevan Smith
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Missing Since:
November 11, 2013
Missing Person
Brian M. Burns
Age at Report: 55
Missing From:
Delaware County, IA
Missing Since:
December 20, 2013
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Shannon M. Naill
Age at Report: 40
Missing From:
Centerville, IA
Appanoose County
Missing Since:
December 25, 2013
Missing Person
Jeffrey W. James
Age at Report: 49
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
January 1, 2014
Missing Person
Hannibal Abdeltif
Age at Report: 0
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
January 6, 2014
Missing Person
Jeffery A. Whitaker
Age at Report: 51
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
April 11, 2014
Missing Person
Stacey J. Greenlea
Age at Report: 41
Missing From:
Pleasantville, IA
Missing Since:
April 30, 2014
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James A. Booher
Age at Report: 51
Missing Person/ Homicide
Marion, IA
May 31, 2014
Missing Person
Steven E. Ferguson
Age at Report: 45
Missing From:
Washington County, IA
Missing Since:
June 23, 2014
Missing Person
Therese Treanor
Age at Report: 61
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
June 23, 2014
Missing Person
Darion S. Hermes
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Jasper County, IA
Missing Since:
June 27, 2014
Missing Person
Joelle D. Schnepf
Age at Report: 46
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
July 7, 2014
Missing Person
Stone J. Ridge
Age at Report: 18
Missing From:
Windsor Heights, IA
Missing Since:
August 6, 2014
Missing Person
Kimberly D. Hayes
Age at Report: 19
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Missing Since:
August 11, 2014

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6 Responses to Missing Persons

  1. Wow. So many ppl. I pray for them all.

  2. mary says:

    Pray for the lost souls out there to many people gone what is this country coming to

  3. Kim says:

    The case of missing Marion resident, James Booher, is now being treated as a homicide, despite not finding his body yet. Links to CR Gazette articles about the case:

    http://thegazette.com/subject/news/public-safety/missing-man-investigation-leads-police-to-possible-meth-lab-20140624

    http://thegazette.com/subject/news/public-safety/memorial-service-scheduled-for-missing-marion-man-20141017

  4. Jenni says:

    I wonder how many of these cases could be solved if there were systematic efforts to search bodies of water with the new Side Scan Sonar systems.
    http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/innovation/how-new-underwater-sonar-helping-solve-decades-old-cold-cases-f4B11194693
    Quite a few of these cases involve an individual who was last seen leaving in a vehicle, and neither the individual or vehicle were ever seen again.

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