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Cecil L. DuBois


Cecil L. DuBois
73 YOA
1322 23rd Street
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1974-42891
November 15, 1974

Cecil DuBois, 73, was robbed and then beaten in his 1322 23rd Street home in Des Moines, Iowa, on November 15, 1974. He was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

Polk County Medical Examiner Dr. R.C. Wooters ruled DuBois’s cause of death as heart and liver failed resulting from injuries sustained during the beating.

About Cecil Dubois

Cecil L. Dubois was born March 2, 1901 to Myrtle Ring and Samuel E. DuBois. He had two siblings, David Edward DuBois and Harold S. DuBois.

Courtesy photo Pamela Schisel, findagrave.com
Cecil DuBois is buried at the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

He was survived by his wife, Margaret.

Memorial services were held Saturday, December 1, 1974 at the Caldwell-Brien-Robbins Funeral Home. Interment was in the Glendale Cemetery.

Information Needed

If you have any information about Cecil DuBois’s unsolved murder please contact the Des Moines Police Department at 515-283-4864.

  • Des Moines Police Department, Correspondence to Iowa Cold Cases, July 10, 2009
  • “Man’s Death Called a Murder,” The Carroll Daily Times Herald, December 5, 1974
  • “Deaths,” The Des Moines Register, December 1, 1974

4 Responses to Cecil DuBois

  1. Randall Bertrand says:

    Cecil DuBois was my great uncle. Not sure who see this? Was there any forensic Evidence? Maybe someone could look into this? My name is Randall Bertrand

  2. Randall Bertrand says:

    Cicil was my great uncle. Not really sure who see this? When was the last time someone has looked at this case. Was there Forensic left that my could help? Phone 520 808 2720

  3. LakeLife says:

    What a senseless & evil thing!
    Why would anyone want to murder an old man?!
    Praying for justice!

  4. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    Another unsolved attack on a senior citizen in Des Moines. Again no mention of any signs of forced entry. Off course, the police may have held back this information. Who knows, someone after all these years could walk into the police and claim they killed him.

    This would be a detail that trip him up, if he or she confessed to the crime.

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