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.

Breiton Ackerman
Breiton Ackerman
Missing From:
Orange City, IA
Sioux County
May 22, 2005
Margaret Feige
Margaret Feige
88 YOA
4030 N.W. First St.
Saylor Township
Polk County, IA
May 22, 2008
Jackie Douthart
Jackie Douthart
24 YOA
Old Highway 34
Mount Pleasant, IA
Henry County
May 22, 2011
Debra Ann Barajas-Gutierrez
Debra Barajas-Gutierrez
44 YOA
Pacific Junction, IA
Mills County
May 25, 2006
Dennis Washburn
Dennis Washburn
69 YOA
Edwards St.
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
May 25, 2014
Craig Petersen
Craig A. Petersen, 20
Montpelier, IA
Muscatine County
Died: Sept. 28, 1986
Would have celebrated 51st birthday May 26
Un-ID White Male
Missouri River
Fremont County, IA
Case # 66-00724
May 26, 1966
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Jane Doe
River Area SE
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1980-20704
May 26, 1980
Patricia Jauron
Patricia Jauron
45 YOA
1516 Old Hwy 141
Sioux City, IA
Case # 98-06160
May 26, 1998

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