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

Lillian DeMaris
Lillian Demaris
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Case # 00-18286
August 14, 1952
Thomas Myles Dougherty
Thomas Myles Dougherty
Age at Report: 45
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
January 12, 1961
Lynn Schuller
Lynn Schuller
25 YOA
3100 30th St. Dr. SE
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
August 6, 1972
Guy Heckle
Guy Heckle
Age at Report: 11
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Case # 73-53
February 3, 1973
Jane Wakefield
Jane Ellen Wakefield
Age at Report: 26
Missing From:
Iowa City, IA
Missing Since:
September 6, 1975
Colleen Simpson
Colleen Simpson
Age at Report: 14
Missing From:
Bedford, IA
Case # 75-34
October 5, 1975
Alice Van Alstine
Alice Van Alstine
Age at Report: 28
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 76-2184
March 26, 1976
Steven Kirchhoff
Steven Kirchhoff
Age at Report: 22
Missing From:
Cedar Falls, IA
Case # W78-850
February 5, 1978
Mattie Zabel
Mattie Lou Zabel
Age at Report: 45
Missing From:
Cedar Falls, IA
Case # 78-459
March 21, 1978
Missing Person
Delores D. Sumpter
Age at Report: 27
Missing From:
Spirit Lake, IA
Case # 78038
April 1, 1978
Audrey Dill
Audrey Dill, 32
Missing From:
Burlington, IA
Des Moines County
Case # 78-10307
August 18, 1978
Norma Maynard
Norma M. Maynard
Age at Report: 61
Missing From:
Boone, IA
Case # 9002361
February 3, 1979
Ronald Westwick
Ronald E. Westwick
Age at Report: 34
Missing From:
Ames, IA
Case # 79-1262
March 12, 1979
Willie Ann Rucker
Willie Ann Rucker
Age at Report: 27
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Case # W79-3223
April 8, 1979
Charles Elmquist
Charles Elmquist
Age at Report: 34
Missing From:
Iowa City, IA
Missing Since:
November 16, 1979
Naomi Wilson
Naomi Wilson
Age at Report: 32
1618 13th Ave. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Case # 81006770
April 12, 1981
Dale Strassburger
Dale Strassburger
Age at Report: 37
Missing From:
Le Claire, IA
Case # 82-2893
August 6, 1982
Kimberly Doss age-progressed to 47
Kimberly S. Doss
Age at Report: 16
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Case # 82-46115
September 1, 1982
Johnny Gosch
Johnny Gosch
Age at Report: 12
Missing From:
West Des Moines, IA
Case # 82-04613
September 5, 1982
Denise Fraley
Denise Fraley
30 YOA
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Case # 8305108
September 12, 1982
Theodore Hoerstman
Theodore Hoerstman
Age at Report: 45
Missing From:
Dubuque, IA
Missing Since:
December 6, 1982
Maurice Kneifl
Maurice Kneifl
58 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Case # 83-5739
February 14, 1983
Grace Esquivel
Grace Esquivel
Age at Report: 25
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Case # 09000520
June 10, 1983
Viola Findley
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
Harry Milligan
Harry D. Milligan
Age at Report: 21
Missing From:
Albia, IA
Missing Since:
July 1, 1984
Eugene Martin
Eugene W. Martin
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 84-03891
August 12, 1984
Ronald Zellmer
Ronald Leroy Zellmer
31 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Missing Since:
April 6, 1985
Marc Allen
Marc Warren Allen
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 86-12999
March 29, 1986
Sandra Vanderhoef
Sandra Vanderhoef
Age at Report: 42
Missing From:
Webster County, IA
Missing Since:
September 22, 1986
Rodney Olsen
Rodney J. Olsen
Age at Report: 32
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Case # 862302619
October 18, 1986
Johnny Joe Shields
Johnny Joe Shields
Age at Report: 32
Missing From:
Carter Lake, IA
Case # 89-00081
December 16, 1988
Barbara Lenz
Barbara L. Lenz
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Woodbine, IA
Case # 89-03215
May 6, 1989
Missing Person
Ricardo J. Pimentel
Age at Report: 39
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Case # 89-23760
December 19, 1989
Sidney Johnston
Sidney E. Johnston
Age at Report: 47
Missing From:
1623 E. 11th St.
Davenport, IA
January 22, 1990
Robert Kellar
Robert Lee Kellar
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Muscatine, IA
Case # 92-017014
February 12, 1990
Mervin Walvatne
Mervin Leo Walvatne
Age at Report: 53
Missing From:
Spencer, IA
Case # 1174690
July 18, 1990
Paul Knockel
Paul Joseph Knockel
Age at Report: 53
Missing From:
Dubuque, IA
Case # 90-31654
November 26, 1990
Matthew Ferris
Matthew John Ferris
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-9217
March 7, 1991
Missing Person
Daniel J. Andersen
Age at Report: 4
Missing From:
Black Hawk County, IA
Missing Since:
January 25, 1992
Aaron Pate age-progressed
Aaron M. Pate, 17
Missing From:
Sigourney, IA
Keokuk County
Case # 02-099622
March 16, 1992
Bernadene Sealine
Bernadene Sealine
Age at Report: 67
Missing From:
Pottawattamie County
Case # SG-93-82
July 10, 1993
Barbara Elms
Barbara L. Elms
Age at Report: 50
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Case # 93019256
August 25, 1993
Brian Blachut
Brian R. Blachut
30 YOA
Missing From:
Scarville, IA
Winnebago County
November 21, 1993
Richard Forsyth
Richard Neil Forsyth
Age at Report: 41
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Case # W78-850
January 13, 1994
Gary Counts headstone
Gary L. Counts
Age at Report: 42
Missing From:
Fort Madison, IA
Missing Since:
May 3, 1994
Jodi Huisentruit
Jodi Huisentruit
27 YOA
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Case # 95-08176
June 27, 1995
Kenneth Harker
Kenneth Harker, 34
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Presumed Deceased
Case # P96-51577
October 3, 1996
John Johnson
John Johnson
Age at Report: 71
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
December 11, 1996
Robert Bresson
Robert Bresson, 57
Missing From:
Why, AZ, and
Independence, IA
Case # 97000256
January 14, 1997
Missing Person
Harold O. Doerring
Age at Report: 66
Missing From:
Decorah, IA
Winneshiek County
February 16, 1997
Beth Ricketts
Beth Ann Ricketts
31 YOA
4000 Dubuque St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1997-57018
December 22, 1997
John Conaway
John S. Conaway
Age at Report: 36
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Case # 98-008374
February 9, 1998
Crystal Sue Hunt
Crystal Sue Hunt, 21
Missing From:
Corydon, IA
Wayne County
Case # 98-03225
February 24, 1998
Dennison Stookesberry
Dennison
Stookesberry

56 YOA
Missing From:
Blakesburg, IA
February 15, 1999
Missing Person
Greg Stover
44 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
March 8, 1999
Dennis Addlesberger
Dennis Addlesberger
Age at Report: 46
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
Missing Since:
March 16, 1999
Cora Okonski
Cora Ann Okonski
Age at Report: 23
Missing From:
Tama, IA
Tama County
April 16, 2000 
Elizabeth Syperda
Elizabeth Syperda, 22
Missing From:
East Madison St.
Mount Pleasant, IA
Case # 00-4376
July 16, 2000
David Marchan
David Marchan
Age at Report: 18
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
January 1, 2001
William Rogers
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
Case # 2001-18805
May 15, 2001
Peggy Cottrell
Peggy Ann Cottrell
Age at Report: 66
Missing From:
Marshalltown, IA
Missing Since:
May 26, 2001
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Erin Kay Pospisil
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Case # 200111725
June 3, 2001
Crystal Arensdorf
Crystal Arensdorf
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Dubuque, IA
Case # 01-25185
July 4, 2001
Melissa Hasley
Melissa Dawn Hasley
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 2002-43573
October 18, 2002
Adrian Reuwsaat
Adrian Reuwsaat
69 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Missing Since:
November 3, 2002
Fabian Liendo
Fabian E. Liendo
Age at Report: 26
Missing From:
Louisa County
Case # SO0300993
May 20, 2003
Christopher Stewart
Christopher Stewart
Age at Report: 36
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 03-32325
August 17, 2003
Bill Douglas
William Douglas, Sr.
Age at Report: 63
Missing From:
Clarke County, IA
Case # 04-01918
February 4, 2004
Kevin Griebel
Kevin Lee Griebel
Age at Report: 36
Missing From:
Maquoketa, IA
Case # 04-2184
February 26, 2004
Clarence Cecil
Clarence Cecil
Age at Report: 81
Missing From:
Davis County, IA
Missing Since:
June 5, 2004
L.C. Matlock
L.C. Matlock
Age at Report: 37
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Case # W04-69115
July 5, 2004
Greg Howell
Gregory J. Howell
Age at Report: 44
Missing From:
Fort Dodge, IA
Case # 05-0211
January 1, 2005
Helen Kelly
Helen J. Kelly, 83
Missing From:
3646 Court St.
Sioux City, IA
Case # SCPD 14-18463
May 18, 2005
Breiton Ackerman
Breiton Ackerman
4 YOA
Missing From:
Orange City, IA
Sioux County
May 22, 2005
Arthur Rascon
Arthur Rascon
Age at Report: 72
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
July 25, 2005
Mohama Baba
Mohama Baba
Age at Report: 22
Case # 05-055443
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
December 3, 2005
Jeannie Hernandez
Jeannie Hernandez
Age at Report: 20
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 2006-2350
December 31, 2005
Linn Snyder
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
Case # CL08000580
February 9, 2008
Missing Person
Gustavo Cruz
Age at Report: 31
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 2008-33225
April 1, 2008
Lee Rolfe
Lee Allan Rolfe
Age at Report: 48
Missing From:
Garber, IA
Case # 08003007
April 13, 2008
Michael Delaney
Michael J. Delaney
Age at Report: 49
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Case # 08-13161
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
Larry Murillo
Larry Murillo
Age at Report: 25
Case # 09-039818
Missing From:
Council Bluffs, IA
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
May 4, 2011
Lucia Perez
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
Case # 2011-25522
July 21, 2011
Kay Wood
Kaidena “Kay” Wood, 72
2698 Hwy R-63
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
Case # 2011-044536
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
Jennifer L. Tweedt
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Mitchell County, IA
Missing Since:
February 3, 2012
Mary Waggle
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
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 Babka
Steven M. Babka, 58
Missing From:
Marengo, IA
Iowa County
Case # 48-12283
June 6, 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
Cari Farver
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
Case # 2012-95138
November 24, 2012
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
Fredrick Workman
Fredrick Workman
Age at Report: 15
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 13-0168
August 2, 2013
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Dale R. Robinson
Age at Report: 84
Missing From:
Moville, IA
Case # MPD13-198
August 3, 2013
Ethan Kazmerzak
Ethan Kazmerzak
Age at Report: 22
Missing From:
Hampton, IA
Case # 133834
September 15, 2013
Missing Person
Donaciano Hernandez
Age at Report: 46
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
October 3, 2013
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Brian M. Burns
Age at Report: 55
Missing From:
Delaware County
Missing Since:
December 19, 2013
Shannon Naill
Shannon M. Naill
Age at Report: 40
Missing From:
Centerville, IA
Case # 13018961
December 25, 2013
Missing Person
Jeffrey W. James
Age at Report: 49
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
January 1, 2014
Missing Person
Jeffery Whitaker
Age at Report: 51
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
April 11, 2014
Missing Person
Lraea Bryson
Age at Report: 1
Missing From:
Juvenile Court
Des Moines, IA
May 8, 2014
James Booher
James A. Booher
Age at Report: 51
Missing Person/ Homicide
Marion, IA
May 31, 2014
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Christopher Glaser
Age at Report: 32
Missing From:
Ames, IA
Case # 14-002948
June 20, 2014
Missing Person
Therese Treanor
Age at Report: 61
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
Missing Since:
June 23, 2014
Missing Person
Pope Chantel
Age at Report: 21
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
September 18, 2014
Missing Person
Elias J. Fransisco
Age at Report: 16
Missing From:
Buffalo Center, IA
Missing Since:
October 10, 2014
Missing Person
Phillip T. Bizzell
Age at Report: 54
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
October 30, 2014
Missing Person
Robert Muenchrath
Age at Report: 47
Missing From:
Windsor Heights, IA
Missing Since:
November 15, 2014
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Rita J. Papakee, 41
Missing From:
Meskwaki Nation
Tama, IA
Case # 15-001969
January 16, 2015
Missing Person
Julie A. Ferraro
Age at Report: 53
Missing From:
Davenport, IA
Missing Since:
February 23, 2015
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Steven R. Leasure
Age at Report: 52
Missing From:
Burlington, IA
Missing Since:
May 1, 2015
Missing Person
Kristopher Youngman
Age at Report: 35
Missing From:
Bettendorf, IA
Missing Since:
May 9, 2015
Missing Person
Monica Woodsmall
Age at Report: 38
Missing From:
Burlington, IA
Missing Since:
June 3, 2015
Missing Person
Joseph J. Sanford
Age at Report: 23
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Missing Since:
June 23, 2015

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9 Responses to Missing Persons

  1. gcdrae says:

    My prayers goes out to all the families, friends and to those who are missing. I can’t imagine what or how you feel. The best I can do is to pray that all who are missing be found and for those who are left with that empty place in yours hearts be healed. God bless.

  2. andrea says:

    It looks like Jennifer Tweedt is no longer missing: http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.tweedt

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Andrea, it may (or may not) be the same Jennifer Tweedt, but we still show her name on our Missing Persons page b/c she’s still listed as missing on the Iowa Dept. of Public Safety’s MPIC site. http://www.iowaonline.state.ia.us/mpic/Controller.aspx?cmd=personDetailCommand&id=27500
      Says she was reported missing to the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office in Osage on Feb. 3, 2012. The Jennifer T. on FB is in Waterloo (just a few counties away), but either she or the reporting person needs to contact the Mitchell County sheriff (641-732-4740) to verify she’s been safely located.

      Thank you for the heads up! Just last night I removed Alfredo Rodriguez from the MP page, though haven’t yet switched his status over to an unsolved homicide b/c officials haven’t yet publicly released a cause or manner of death.

  3. 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.

    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.

  4. 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

  5. mary says:

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

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

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