Aubrey Young

Aubrey Young (Courtesy KCRG)

Aubrey Dwayne Young

Homicide

Aubrey Dwayne Young
35 YOA
200 blk. of 16th St. SE
Near Redmond Park
Cedar Rapids, IA
Linn County
June 15, 2008

Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing
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Aubrey Young, 35, was shot to death near Redmond Park in Cedar Rapids at 2 a.m. on Sunday, June 15, 2008. Investigators found his body, lying face down on the ground, between two parked cars in the 200 block of 16th Street SE. Young had been shot once in the head.

The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation and law enforcement from Minneapolis, Minnesota, assisted in the investigation.

Young’s murder took place during the height of the 2008 flood, and subsequently did not receive a lot of press.

In a June 16, 2008 Cedar Rapids Gazette article, former Mayor Kay Halloran admitted Cedar Rapids leaders did not give Young’s death enough attention. At the time, much of the city was underwater.

“It’s really unfair to the family it didn’t get the public support,” Cedar Rapids police Sgt. Cristy Hamblin told the Gazette.

Young’s sister Kimberly Street told the Gazette that growing up, Aubrey was always the family’s protector. “He was the big brother,” Street said.

Street said the last time she saw her brother was right after she gave birth to her twin daughters.

balloon-release-for-aubrey-young-kcrg-june-2011Courtesy KCRG TV-9
Friends and family members gathered on the corner of 16th Street and Third Avenue SE to release balloons and say a prayer for Aubrey Young on the third anniversary of Young’s unsolved murder.

“The last thing he said to me was ‘bye twins, bye sis, I’ll see y’all in the morning,” Street told the Gazette.

Young’s 13-year-old son, D’Andre, had wanted to share a story with news media on June 15, 2011, but was overcome by emotion.

Hamblin told the Gazette police still don’t have all the pieces in the homicide’s puzzle, including an eyewitness.

On July 17, 2008, Crime Stoppers offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed Young.

The case remains open and police encourage anyone with any information to come forward.

Aubrey D. Young was born June 23, 1972, and formerly resided in Harvey, Illinois.

Information Needed

If you have any information about the unsolved murder of Aubrey Young, please contact Cedar Rapids police at 319-286-5478 or leave an anonymous tip at Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CR-CRIME.

KCRG-TV Channel 9 reports on the third anniversary of Young’s unsolved murder

Sources:
  • Cedar Rapids Police Department
  • Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation
  • “CRPD Chief Opens Up On Recent Open Homicide Cases,” KCRG TV-9 Cedar Rapids, February 14, 2013
  • Kimberly Frazier
  • Aubrey Dwayne Young (1972 – 2008) — Find a Grave Memorial
  • “Shooting death continues trend of summer killings,” by Jeff Raasch, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Tuesday, June 28, 2011
  • “Shooting Death Continues Trend of Summer Homicide in Cedar Rapids,” by Aaron Hepker, KCRG.com, June 27, 2011
  • “3 YEARS LATER, DON’T FORGET,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Monday, June 20, 2011
  • “Unsolved homicide has family, police looking for answers 3 years later,” by Nadia Crow, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 16, 2011
  • “Unsolved homicide has family, police asking for answers three years later,” KCRG-TV Channel 9, June 15, 2011
  • “Cedar Rapids murders,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 14, 2010
  • “Witness problems delay answers in fatal C.R. apartment shooting,” by Adam Belz and Jeff Raasch, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, June 30, 2009
  • “$2,500 being offered for information on killing,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 17, 2008
  • Murder case lost amidst flood chaos,” by Alicia Ebaugh, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, July 8, 2008
  • “C.R. police investigating homicide: Authorities seek information in fatal Sunday shooting,” The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Monday, June 16, 2008
  • “Cedar Rapids Man Found Dead of Gunshot Wound,” KCRG TV-9, June 15, 2008
  • Murder investigated in Cedar Rapids,” KWWL Channel 7, June 15, 2008
  • United States Public Records, 1970-2009,” database, FamilySearch, A Young, Residence, Harvey, Illinois, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.

 

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11 Responses to Aubrey Young

  1. Chris Pierce Moody, the correct # is 1 800 CR Crime (1-800-272-7463). The reporter in the video must have just made an error.

  2. Is the # 1 800 CS Crime or CR Crime? Just curious it’s written CR and in the video she says CS?

  3. Pray the parties responsible for this get their deserved due….

  4. sorry for your loss, hoping justice may be had!

  5. I will pray for Aubrey Young family and friends get Justice. My thoughts and heart goes out to all of you.

  6. Me too. I wish I could help. I’m trying to justice for my son that he was shot and killed August 18th 2012

  7. Kat Wall says:

    Glad to see Cold Cases back on FB.

  8. Jamie Gifford, I’m not sure why the page didn’t open for you. Contact info is the Cedar Rapids Police Department at 319-286-5478, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-CR-CRIME.

  9. is there another page to view this? and is there a contact number in case someone has info? I cant upload this!

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