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