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.
 

Nathaniel Carnagey gravestone
Nathaniel Carnagey
36 YOA
Marion, IA
Linn County’s
1st Murder Victim
March 20, 1847
Effie Bell
Effie Corelis Bell
46 YOA
Madrid, IA
Found in Dallas County
Case # 66-00666
March 20, 1966
Mattie Zabel
Mattie Lou Zabel
Age at Report: 45
Missing From:
Cedar Falls, IA
Case # 78-459
March 21, 1978
Henry Hults headstone
Henry Hults
62 YOA
Oxford Junction
Jones County, IA
Case # 63-00430
March 22, 1963
Geraldine Maggert
Geraldine Maggert
25 YOA
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
March 22, 1968
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John Shuey
26 YOA
1427 23rd Street
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1986-12024
March 24, 1986
Fallen Officer
Joseph Kaschmitter
53 YOA
Alton, IA
Sioux County
March 25, 1911
Corey Wieneke
Corey Wieneke, 22
West Liberty, IA
Case # 92-08083
Killed Oct. 13, 1992
Would have celebrated 47th birthday March 25
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UnIDd White Male
40-50 YOA
S. Lewis Blvd.
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
March 25, 1986
Alice Van Alstine
Alice Van Alstine
Age at Report: 28
Missing From:
Des Moines, IA
Case # 76-2184
March 26, 1976
Keith ClayborneKeith Clayborne, II
20 YOA
3205 Kingman Blvd.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-12517
March 27, 1991
Jerry Cooper
Jerry Cooper
23 YOA
3205 Kingman Blvd.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1991-12517
March 27, 1991

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