Woodbury County in Iowa
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Mrs. Hilda Fletcher


Hilda Fletcher
53 YOA
Sioux City, IA
Woodbury County
December 15, 1958
Case Summary compiled by Jody Ewing

Hilda Fletcher, 53, was found beneath a blood-soaked bed in her Sioux City, Iowa, home on December 15, 1958.

Courtesy Mason City Globe-Gazette, Dec. 16, 1958

Courtesy Mason City Globe-Gazette, Dec. 16, 1958

Woodbury County Coroner Dr. Thomas Coriden said Fletcher died of a brain hemorrhage, but there were abrasions and contusions over much of her body.

In a Mason City Globe-Gazette article dated Dec. 16, 1958, neighbor William Jackson, 80, told police he found Mrs. Fletcher’s body after barking dogs drew his attention to her home.

Jackson said he and Fletcher were close friends and that he had a duplicate set of keys to her house.

Fletcher, he said, lived alone and was a diabetic.

According to a Cedar Rapids Gazette article dated May 26, 1965, the county medical examiner never officially called Mrs. Fletcher’s death a murder, but said she was listed as a murder victim on police records.

Information Needed:

If you have any information about Hilda Fletcher’s unsolved murder please contact the Sioux City Police Department at 712-279-6440.



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5 Responses to Hilda Fletcher

  1. LakeLife says:

    We’re their any signs of a struggle?
    She was beaten to death so I’m sure she would have struggled with her attacker.
    I wonder if she has his/her blood under her finger nails?!
    Praying the killer is brought to justice!

  2. Amen! I agree with Diana Wilson.

  3. Diana Wilson says:

    Interesting. I remember the doctor’s name. Was too young to remember the incident. I hope this gets solved.

  4. CRC says:

    May be a dumb question but, is there anyway that this case could be connected to Donna Sue Davis’s murder???

    • Jody Ewing says:

      CRC, there’s no such thing as a dumb question. And, though both Hilda Fletcher and Donna Sue Davis both lived in Sioux City, I’m not aware of any other connections between their murders. Donna Sue’s suspected killer preyed more on young children.

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