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.

Chuck Deatsch
Chuck Deatsch, Jr.
52 YOA
17841 500th St.
Mystic, IA
Appanoose County
April 28, 2008
Reginald Bryan Jr.
Reginald R. Bryan, Jr.
23 YOA
4745 NW 2nd Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
April 28, 2013
Edward Leeney
Patrolman Edward Leeney
32 YOA
Iowa City PD
Johnson County
April 29, 1926
Dillon Luna gravestone
Dillon Luna
15 days old
1429 N. Federal Ave.
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
April 30, 1992
John L. Erickson
48 YOA
Mondamin, IA
Harrison County
April 30, 1997
Lillian Randolph
Lillian E. Randolph
56 YOA
Guthrie Center, IA
Guthrie County
Case # 1965-7249
May 2, 1965
Steven R. Leasure
Age at Report: 52
Missing From:
Burlington, IA
Missing Since:
May 2, 2015
Josh Yoder
Josh Yoder
500 Blk of S. 9th St.
Clinton, IA
Clinton County
May 3, 2005
Dawn Allen
Dawn Allen
Age at Report: 50
Missing From:
Carroll, IA
Case # 11-4024
May 4, 2011

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