Michael Anderson

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing
Scott County in Iowa
Scott County in Iowa
Davenport Iowa
Davenport in Scott County

Michael Anderson

Homicide

Michael Anderson
200 block of Warren
Davenport, IA
Scott County
November 30, 1987

Michael Anderson was found in the 200 block of Warren in Davenport on Monday, November 30, 1987.

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Anyone with information about Michael Anderson’s unsolved murder is asked to contact the Davenport Police Department at (563) 326-7979.

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Clifford Lewis

On February 23, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing
Scott County in Iowa
Scott County in Iowa
Davenport Iowa
Davenport in Scott County

Clifford Lewis

Homicide

Clifford Lewis
600 block of North Brady Street
Davenport, IA
Scott County
December 2, 1982

Clifford Lewis was found dead in the 600 block of North Brady Street in Davenport, Iowa, on Thursday, December 2, 1982.

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Judith Haecker

On February 10, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing
Scott County in Iowa
Scott County in Iowa
Davenport Iowa
Davenport in Scott County

Judith Anne Haecker

Homicide

Judith Haecker
18 YOA
202 E. 15th St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
Case Number: 1971-10031
March 6, 1971

Case summary by Jody Ewing

Judith Anne Haecker, an 18-year-old Palmer College student, was found dead in her Davenport, Iowa, home on Sunday, March 7, 1971.

Scott County Medical Examiner Dr. Ronald Perkins determined the teen had been hit in the head with a blunt object and then strangled with enough force to break a small bone in her throat.

Perkins estimated Haecker’s death as sometime during Saturday’s early morning hours.

Judith’s parents — who lived just a few blocks away — had dropped her off at her 202 E. 15th St. apartment around 9:30 p.m. on Friday, March 5. Judith had complained to them earlier about an annoying man who lived in the apartment complex, but when her parents offered to walk her to her door she declined; she said she saw her girlfriend’s car there and would be fine.

Haecker entertained three friends that evening and into Saturday’s early morning hours, and one guest — who admitted to being fairly intoxicated — said he’d left around 1:30 a.m. Another friend told Judith’s mother that Judith had called around 2:00 a.m. looking for [Haecker's] sister.

Just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 7, Mrs. Haecker went by her daughter’s apartment to pick her up for a youth service program at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Mrs. Haecker found the apartment door locked, but knew Judith kept a spare key hidden in the hallway and used it to let herself in. Once inside, she found her daughter’s body lying face up on the bed. A window shade — likely knocked down during a struggle — lay on the bed near Haecker’s body.

Valuables had been left behind and police quickly ruled out robbery as a motive.

During the initial discovery stages and before Haecker’s body was removed from the apartment, a male friend stopped by to visit and provided police with a statement. Officials believed another visitor called on Haecker some time after her murder, but slipped a note beneath her door and then left when Haecker failed to answer the locked door.

Also discovered at the scene was a love poem Judith had written.

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Sources:
  • Davenport’s unsolved homicides,” The Quad-City Times, Saturday, June 25, 2011
  • “Cold case murders 1935-2009,” Quad-Cities Online, March 27, 2010
  • “Unsolved murders, Davenport area,” unsolvedmurdersqcarea.org/id3.html

 

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Martha Kistenmacher

On February 10, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing
Scott County in Iowa
Scott County in Iowa
Davenport Iowa
Davenport in Scott County

Martha Kistenmacher

Homicide

Martha Kistenmacher
74 YOA
1300 block of Main Street
Davenport, IA
Scott County
November 2, 1978

Martha Kistenmacher was found dead in the 1300 block of Main Street in Davenport on November 2, 1978.

She was born July 16, 1904 to Louisa Rochau and Louis A. Kistenmacher in Blue Grass in Scott County. She had 10 siblings: Arnold, Henry, Walter, Louis, David, Alice, Lydia, Flora, Minnie, and John Kistenmacher.

 Courtesy photo TheMirrorBlue, findagrave.com
Martha Kistenmacher was buried with her family in Davenport Memorial Park.

She is buried in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.

If you have any information about this case, please contact the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-7979.

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Alfred Allen

On February 10, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing
Scott County in Iowa
Scott County in Iowa
Davenport Iowa
Davenport in Scott County

Alfred W. Allen

Homicide

Alfred W. Allen
73 YOA
200 block of Warren
Davenport, IA
Scott County
February 8, 1988

Alfred Allen, 73, who hadn’t been seen for several days, was found slain in his apartment near downtown Davenport on February 8, 1988.

Alfred Allen was born September 24, 1914.

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Sources:
  • Cold case murders 1935-2009,” Quad-Cities Online, March 27, 2010
  • “Iowa Briefs,” The Telegraph-Herald, Feb. 15, 1988
  • Familysearch.org

Massie Pittman

On February 9, 2011, in , by Jody Ewing
Scott County in Iowa
Scott County in Iowa
Davenport Iowa
Davenport in Scott County

Massie Brown Pittman

Homicide

Mrs. Massie Pittman
36 YOA
621 N. Harrison St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
February 17, 1969

Case summary by Jody Ewing

Massie Pittman, a Davenport, Iowa tavern owner, was found slain in her Davenport, Iowa, home at 621 N. Harrison on Monday, February 17, 1969.

Pittman was found in her bed with puncture wounds to her face, stomach and neck.

Courtesy Des Moines Register

Courtesy Des Moines Register

In a strange twist of fate, Pittman’s husband also had been murdered several years earlier.

On Tuesday, November 4, 1969, prior to being sentenced to life in prison for another crime, 25-year-old Edward Lee Williams made a statement to the Scott County District Court saying one of the witnesses at his trial could provide information about a number of crimes in Iowa, including Massie Pittman’s murder.

The witness, Williams said, could give information on at least three murders, the robbery of a Danville, Iowa bank, a $16,000 holdup of a chemical company, and the theft of M-16 rifles from the Rock Island Arsenal.

The Des Moines Register reported on Nov. 5, 1969, that County Attorney Edward Wehr said he would ask for transcripts of Williams’ statements and also ask Williams for a private interview.

Williams had been convicted the preceding May in the slaying of 47-year-old Virgil Slater of Moline, Illinois.

Information Needed

If you have any information about the slaying of Mrs. Pittman, please contact the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-7979.

Sources:
  • “Davenport’s unsolved homicides,” The Quad-City Times, June 25, 2011
  • “Cold case murders 1935-2009,” Quad-Cities Online, March 27, 2010
  • “Links Witness to Crime Data,” Des Moines Register, November 5, 1969

 

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