Welcome to Iowa Cold Cases

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

Weekender cover May 20, 2004Courtesy 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.

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 goal is to create public awareness about unsolved homicides and missing persons cases and present information that might help solve a crime.

ICC incorporated as an Iowa nonprofit organization in April 2010. Though we are not affiliated with any law enforcement agency, we may at times serve as a liaison between them and individuals who provide ICC with tips, leads, or other information.

All official investigations are conducted solely by law enforcement agencies that may include a combination of local, state, and/or federal authorities.

Somebody knows something in every cold case. If you believe you have information that might help solve a case, we strongly encourage you to contact the investigating agency/agencies listed on each victim’s case summary page.

Thank you for taking time to visit our site.


We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries

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

Maureen FarleyMaureen (Brubaker) Farley
17 YOA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
September 21, 1971
Martavious Robinson gravestoneDouble Homicide
Martavious Robinson
20 YOA
408 Thompson Ave.
Waterloo, IA
September 21, 2002
Calvin Rash clippingDouble Homicide
Calvin M. Rash
29 YOA
408 Thompson Ave.
Waterloo, IA
September 21, 2002
Charles Englehart gravestoneCharles Englehart
70 YOA
700 blk of Main St.
Davenport, IA
Scott County
September 22, 1935
Sandra VanderhoefSandra Vanderhoef
Age at Report: 42
Missing From:
Webster County, IA
Missing Since:
September 22, 1986
Dung Kim TruongDung Kim Truong, 37
Washta Access
Washta, IA
Ida County
Case # 97-12883
September 22, 1997
Aaron MarrAaron Marr
37 YOA
210 S. Second St.
Ames, IA
Story County
September 22, 2007
Frank GoffFrank Goff
36 YOA
612 SE Jackson
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1977-35047
September 23, 1977
David Shumpert
David Shumpert, 27
400 Blk. E. Locust
Des Moines, IA
Killed Dec. 2, 1999
Would have celebrated 46th birthday Sept. 25
Kenneth Gallmeyer
Carl Kenneth Gallmeyer
70 YOA
1091 240th St.
Nashua, IA
Chickasaw County
September 25, 2012
Kim Loose
Kimberly “Kim” Loose
16 YOA
From: Blue Grass, IA
Died in: Walcott, IA
Scott County
September 26, 1986
Kimberly Ratliff
Kimberly Ratliff, 22
1414 West Broadway
Council Bluffs, IA
Killed Jan. 9, 1999
Would have celebrated 42nd birthday Sept. 26
 

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