Welcome to Iowa Cold Cases.
This website — launched Dec. 14, 2005 and incorporated as an Iowa nonprofit April 26, 2010 — includes Iowa’s unsolved homicides and persons who went missing under suspicious circumstances.
Our goal is to create public awareness about these cold cases and encourage those with information or knowledge about any of these crimes to contact the respective law enforcement agency or area Crime Stoppers.
Website updates are ongoing, and the site cross-references cases by:
- The victim’s name
- The city where the crime occurred
- The corresponding county
- The decade
- Cases where rewards are offered for information
- Recent arrests and trials making their way through the criminal justice system, and
- The growing list of arrests and closed cases.
ICC commends local law enforcement agencies who utilize the assistance from other jurisdictions and divisions within the Iowa Department of Public Safety (IDPS), most notably the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. The IDPS has resources not available at the local level, and teamwork boosts prospects of solving crimes.
We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries
We remember upcoming cold case anniversaries and birthdays the victims would have celebrated.