Welcome to the Iowa Cold Cases (ICC) website.

The site includes victim case summaries for unsolved homicides and missing persons cases where foul play is suspected.

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 cases here are cross-referenced by the individual’s name, the city or county where he/she was found deceased or last seen alive, and a chronological listing of crimes by year and decade. ICC also lists a number of cold cases that have been solved in recent years.

Our goal is to create public awareness about unsolved homicides and missing persons, to keep the victims’ cases and stories alive so they are not forgotten, and share with readers any recent news media articles with current updates on cases and recent interviews with the victims’ family members and friends.

Launched in 2005, ICC incorporated as an Iowa nonprofit organization in April 2010. Though we are not affiliated with any law enforcement agency, we often serve as a liaison between them and those who provide ICC with tips, leads, or other pertinent information on specific cases.

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.

D-Moore-CRG-Sa-6-20-92-165pxDennis Moore
46 YOA
1535 7th St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1992-26312
June 19, 1992
Janet LaFratte gravestoneJanet LaFratte
35 YOA
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
Case # 73-00272
June 20, 1973
Raymond MarchRaymond March, Jr.
23 YOA
1200 Blk N. Harrison
Davenport, IA
Scott County
June 20, 1998
Anthony EvansAnthony Lee Evans
1016 21st St.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
June 20, 2000
Kevin MorseRev. Kevin Morse
44 YOA
Missouri River Levee
Nebraska City Bridge
Fremont County, IA
June 20, 2002
Humberto Cortez
Found in rail car
Carter Lake, IA
Pottawattamie County
Case # 96-06859
June 21, 1996
Traci EvensonTraci Evenson
22 YOA
438 Ninth Ave. SW
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 21, 1997
Tyrone GilbertTyrone Gilbert
28 YOA
412 15th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 21, 2001
Charles PlucarCharles Plucar
74 YOA
Luzerne, IA
Benton County
Case # 77-00373
June 22, 1977
Victor RobinsonVictor Robinson Jr.
41 YOA
3720 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway
Des Moines, Iowa
June 22, 2016
Lisa Vander EschLisa Vander Esch, 19
Ireton, IA
Sioux County
Killed Sept. 14, 1982
Would have celebrated 56th birthday June 23
John Parham Jr.John M. Parham, Jr.
58 YOA
413 Ricker St.
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
June 24, 2010

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