Welcome to Iowa Cold Cases

Welcome to the Iowa Cold Cases website, the state’s most trusted database for documented unsolved murders and missing persons cases where foul play is suspected.

The site includes victim case summaries that may be searched by name, city, county, year the crime occurred, and by decade. It also includes a list of cases solved since the website launched in December 2005, and unsolved cases where rewards are offered for information leading to an arrest and/or conviction.

If you believe you have information that might help solve one of these cases, we encourage you to contact the current investigating agency following each case summary.

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We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries

Listed below are upcoming cold case anniversaries and, where noted, birthdays the victims would have celebrated.
 

Marc Allen
Marc Warren Allen
Age at Report: 13
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 86-12999
March 29, 1986
Mamie Sime headstone
Mamie Sime
75 YOA
Rolfe, IA
Pocahontas County
Case # 81-01956
March 31, 1981
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UnIDd White Male
33-36 YOA
Winneshiek County
Est DOD: April 1985
Body found:
March 31, 1986
Rodrigo Duran
Rodrigo Duran
59 YOA
1820 E. Army Post
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-11835
April 3, 1999
Denise Fraley
Denise Fraley, 30
Missing From:
Cedar Rapids, IA
September 12, 1982
Would have celebrated 65th birthday April 4
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Billy Pruin
43 YOA
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
April 4, 1995
Jay Grahlman
Double Homicide
Jay Grahlman

38 YOA
3755 H Ave. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
April 5, 2003
Jaymie Grahlman
Double Homicide
Jaymie Grahlman

6 YOA
3755 H Ave. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA
April 5, 2003
Mary Waggle
Mary J. Waggle
Age at Report: 56
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Missing Since:
April 5, 2012
Ronald Zellmer
Ronald Leroy Zellmer
31 YOA
Missing From:
Sioux City, IA
Missing Since:
April 6, 1985
Steven Gardner gravestone
Steven Gardner
27 YOA
1037 23rd
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1978-11923
April 8, 1978
Willie Ann Rucker
Willie Ann Rucker
Age at Report: 27
Missing From:
Waterloo, IA
Case # W79-3223
April 8, 1979

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