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

Kevin Jack gravestone
Kevin Jack
21 YOA
5700 Blk North Pine St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
June 15, 2002
Bonnie Callahan
Bonnie J. Callahan, 73
111 S. Second St. Apt 10
Mississippi Terrace
Keokuk, IA
Case # 04SME155
June 15, 2004
Aubrey Young
Aubrey Young
35 YOA
200 Blk 16th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 15, 2008
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Dennis Moore
46 YOA
1535 7th St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1992-26312
June 19, 1992
Janet LaFratte gravestone
Janet LaFratte
35 YOA
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
Case # 73-00272
June 20, 1973
Raymond March
Raymond March, Jr.
23 YOA
1200 Blk N. Harrison
Davenport, IA
Scott County
June 20, 1998
Anthony Evans
Anthony Lee Evans
5 YOA
1016 21st St.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
June 20, 2000
Kevin Morse
Rev. Kevin Morse
44 YOA
Missouri River Levee
Nebraska City Bridge
Fremont County, IA
June 20, 2002
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Eugenio Garcia
36 YOA
Dougherty Bridge
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 21, 1992
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Humberto Cortez
Found in rail car
Carter Lake, IA
Pottawattamie County
Case # 96-06859
June 21, 1996
Traci Evenson
Traci Evenson
22 YOA
438 Ninth Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 21, 1997
Tyrone Gilbert
Tyrone Gilbert
28 YOA
412 15th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 21, 2001
 

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