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.

David Morris, 68
Morris Foods
2550 Maury Street
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1973-12106
February 22, 1973
Terry Vanden Hull murder scene Terry Vanden Hull
20 YOA
2 1/2 miles SE
Maxwell, IA
Story County
February 24, 1975
Kathleen Stith Kathleen Stith
47 YOA
966 E. 6th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1994-7200
February 24, 1994
Crystal Sue Hunt Crystal Sue Hunt, 21
Missing From:
Corydon, IA
Case # 98-03225
February 24, 1998
Hulda Fischer Hulda Emma Fischer
84 YOA
Maquoketa, IA
Jackson County
Case # 75-00175
February 25, 1975
William Rogers William Rogers
Age at Report: 46
Missing From:
North English, IA
Missing Since:
February 25, 2001
Kevin Griebel Kevin Lee Griebel
Age at Report: 36
Missing From:
Maquoketa, IA
February 26, 2004
Thomas Adkins Thomas Adkins, 20
Van Buren Wildlife Area
Douds; Van Buren County
Killed Sept. 14, 1985
Would have celebrated 64th birthday March 2
Gloria Slump yearbook photo Gloria Fay Slump
24 YOA
Council Bluffs, IA
Pottawattamie County
Case # 67-00368
March 3, 1967
Ricky Morehouse Ricky Morehouse
165 Cherry St.
Kent, IA
Union County
March 3, 2001
Cyrus Hicks Cyrus “C.J.” Hicks
24 YOA
2907 Boston Ave.
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
March 3, 2011
Gary Sebek Gary Eugene Sebek
20 YOA
1609 Main St.
Hamburg, IA
Fremont County
March 4, 1968

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