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.
 

Ronald NovakRonald Lee Novak, 24
Rolling Acres Road
Center Point, IA
Killed Dec. 23, 1983
Would have celebrated 59th birthday Nov. 11
Alex Bullerman
Alex M. Bullerman
18 YOA
2303 Olive St.
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Black Hawk County
November 11, 2017
Johnny GoschJohnny Gosch, 12
Went missing from W. Des Moines Sept. 5, 1982
Case # 82-04613
Would be celebrating 49th birthday Nov. 12
Matt Pusateri Matthew Pusateri
26 YOA
800 Blk 6th St. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
November 12, 1988
Yvonne NicholsonYvonne Nicholson
32 YOA
Mississippi River
Near S. Concord
Davenport, IA
November 12, 2001
Cecil DuBois gravestoneCecil DuBois
73 YOA
1322 23rd St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1974-42891
November 15, 1974
Anna Maria Medici headstoneAnna Maria Medici
21 YOA
Carney, IA
Polk County
Case # 62-01063
November 16, 1962
Charles ElmquistCharles Elmquist
Age at Report: 34
Missing From:
Iowa City, IA
Missing Since:
November 16, 1979
Chris AxiotisChris Axiotis
16 YOA
Q Pond Park
Osceola, IA
Clarke County
November 16, 1999
Melvin Price gravestoneMelvin Price
26 YOA
Iowa Highway 42
Riverton, IA
Fremont County
November 17, 1974
Bobbi CrawfordRoberta “Bobbi” Crawford
53 YOA
2 Sixth Ave. NW
Hampton, IA
Franklin County
November 17, 1999
george-massouris-cb-nonpareil-165pxGeorge J. Massouris
30 YOA
Orchard Road
Councils Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
November 18, 1950
 

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