More Missing Persons

On June 12, 2009, in Missing Persons, by Jody Ewing

It’s been a busy week with the Iowa Cold Cases website, and 12 additional victims — all missing persons — now have pages up with case details.

When one mentions missing persons in Iowa, most people usually cite those with which they’re familiar: Jodi Huisentruit, Johnny Gosch, Eugene Martin. Here are some other names worth remembering. Click on the links for more information about each case.

Elizabeth Forshee-Syperda

Elizabeth Forshee-Syperda

Missing Person
Elizabeth Nicole Forshee-Syperda
Age at Report: 22
Missing From: Mount Pleasant, IA
Henry County
Missing Since: July 17, 2000

Elizabeth Syperda was last seen by her roommate at their East Madison Street apartment in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, at 10:30 p.m. on July 17, 2000, when the roommate left to go to work. When the roommate returned at 4:00 a.m., Elizabeth was gone, though she did not have access to a car and all her personal belongings were left behind.


Crystal Arensdorf

Crystal Arensdorf

Missing Person
Crystal Ann Arensdorf
Age at Report: 20
Missing From: Dubuque, IA
Dubuque County
Missing Since: July 4, 2001

Crystal Arensdorf of Dubuque, IA, was last seen at approx. 2 a.m. on July 4, 2001 at Knicker’s Saloon, 2186 Central Ave. in Dubuque. Arensdorf — a minor at the time of her visit to the bar — was there with friends and trying to get a ride to East Dubuque, Ill.


Gregory Howell

Gregory Howell

Missing Person
Homicide Strongly Suspected
Gregory J. Howell
Age at Report: 44
Missing From: Fort Dodge, IA
Webster County
Missing Since: January 1, 2005

Gregory Howell was reported missing to the Fort Dodge Police Department on January 1, 2005. Few details are available in his case.


Clarence Cecil

Clarence Cecil

Missing Person
Clarence LeRoy Cecil
Age at Report: 81
Missing From: Davis County, IA
Missing Since: June 5, 2004

Clarence Cecil went fishing in Davis County, Iowa, on June 5, 2004, and was reported missing when he did not return. He has never been heard from again.

 


Arthur Rascon

Arthur Rascon

Missing Person
Arthur Rascon
Age at Report: 72
Missing From: Davenport, IA
Scott County
Missing Since: July 25, 2005

Arthur Rascon was reported missing to the Davenport Police Department on July 25, 2005. Few other details are available in his case.

 


William Rogers

William Rogers

Missing Person
William Francis Rogers
Age At Report: 46
Missing From: North English, IA
Iowa and Keokuk Counties
Missing Since: February 25, 2001

William Rogers was last seen at his residence in North English, Iowa, during the evening hours of February 25, 2001. His home burned down during the night and he has never been heard from again.


Peggy Cottrell

Peggy Cottrell

Missing Person
Peggy Ann Cottrell
Age at Report: 66
Missing From: Marshalltown, IA
Marshall County
Missing Since: May 26, 2001

Peggy Ann Cottrell resided at the Southridge Nursing Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. A relative dropped her off at the facility at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 26, 2001, and Cottrell was last seen running away from the home only minutes later. A fisherman discovered Cottrell’s purse along the banks of the Iowa River several weeks after she was reported missing.


L.C. Matlock

L.C. Matlock

Missing Person
L.C. Matlock
Age at Report: 37
Missing From: Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
Missing Since: July 5, 2004

On July 5, 2004, 37-year-old L.C. Matlock walked across the Mullen Avenue Bridge in Waterloo, Iowa, and was never seen nor heard from again.

 


Kevin Griebel

Kevin Griebel

Missing Person
Kevin Lee Griebel
Age at Report: 36
Missing From: Jackson County, IA
Maquoketa
Missing Since: February 26, 2004

Kevin Griebel was last seen in Maquoketa, Iowa, and reported missing to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office on February 26, 2004.

 


Christopher Stewart

Christopher Stewart

Missing Person
Christopher Lee Stewart
Age at Report: 36
Missing From: Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Missing Since: August 17, 2003

Christopher Stewart was last seen after 10:30 p.m. on August 17, 2003, outside his apartment in the vicinity of the 600 block of 18th Street in Des Moines, Iowa. He has never been heard from again.


Beth Ricketts

Beth Ricketts

Missing Person
Beth Ann Ricketts
Age at Report: 31
Missing From: Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Missing Since: December 22, 1997

Beth Ricketts was reported missing to the Des Moines Police Department on December 22, 1997. She was last seen wearing black pants, a white shirt, a zebra belt, a black leather blazer and carrying a medium-sized black purse.


Melissa Hasley

Melissa Hasley

Missing Person
Melissa Dawn Hasley
Age at Report: 31
Missing From: Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Missing Since: October 18, 2002

Melissa “Missy” Hasley was last seen at a party between 11:45 p.m. and 1:45 a.m. at an apartment complex in the vicinity of the 1700 block of Grand Avenue in Des Moines, Iowa.

If you have any information regarding the whereabout of any of these individuals, please contact the respective law enforcement agency.

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