Welcome to Iowa Cold Cases

Welcome to the Iowa Cold Cases (ICC) website, the U.S.’s first public database to document all known unsolved murders and suspicious missing persons cases on a statewide basis.

The project that led to Iowa Cold CasesCourtesy Weekender
A Weekender series on Sioux City’s unsolved murders and missing persons cases served as the genesis for the Iowa Cold Cases (ICC) website. The first in the series ran in May 2004, and the ICC website launched in December 2005.

This project would not have been possible without the help of Capt. Lisa Claeys of the Sioux City Police Department and then-Weekender editor Thomas Ritchie, whose tremendous passion and commitment to telling these victims’ stories laid the groundwork to giving voice to those silenced.

The site includes victim case summaries cross-referenced by name, the victim’s city or county, the year the crime occurred or by decade. It also includes a list of cases solved since ICC launched in December 2005. Our Rewards page profiles cases where either law enforcement/Crime Stoppers and/or other agencies or individuals have offered cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or conviction.

In April 2010, ICC incorporated as an Iowa nonprofit organization, and though we are not affiliated with any local, state, or federal law enforcement agency, we do work as a liaison with all three agencies.

If you believe you have information that might help solve a case, we strongly urge you to contact the appropriate agency or investigator, which you’ll find listed on every victim’s case summary page.

Thank you for taking time from your day to visit our site.


We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries

Lee Rotatori
Lee Rotatori
32 YOA
2216 27th Ave.
Council Bluffs, IA
Case # F82-2558
June 25, 1982
Terry Page crime scene
Terry Lee Page
36 YOA
1205 Franklin Street
Burlington, IA
Des Moines County
June 25, 2013
Ross McConnell gravestone
Ross R. McConnell
47 YOA
1604 Tichenor St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1971-29236
June 26, 1971
Dominique Mosby
Dominique Mosby
22 YOA
Cedarwood Hills Apts.
2030 Glass Rd NE #105
Cedar Rapids, IA
June 26, 2009
Dexter Meeks
Dexter Lashun Meeks
22 YOA
211 15th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 26, 2011
Jodi Huisentruit
Jodi Huisentruit
27 YOA
Missing From:
Mason City, IA
Case # 95-08176
June 27, 1995
Lucia Perez
Lucia Chilel Perez
Age at Report: 41
Missing From NW IA
Sioux County
Dickinson County
June 27, 2011
George Dean headstone
George Earl Dean
55 YOA
Mapleton, IA
Monona County
Case # 66-00722
June 29, 1966
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Lois Bradley
74 YOA
1729 Grand #204
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-27537
June 29, 1991
Hitesville Cemetery
Edward R. Uhlenhopp
85 YOA
Butler St. & 4th Ave.
Ackley, IA
Hardin County
June 29, 2001
Joe Floyd headstone
Joe Junior Floyd
42 YOA
Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
Case # D67-18
July 1, 1967
Harry Milligan
Harry D. Milligan
Age at Report: 21
Missing From:
Albia, IA
Missing Since:
July 1, 1984
 

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