Jeremy Spencer

Jeremy Spencer

Jeremy Jebadiah Spencer


Jeremy J. Spencer
27 YOA
2355 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Investigating Agency: Des Moines Police Department
Case # 04-03548
January 28, 2004


Jeremy Spencer, 27, was shot to death Wednesday, January 28, 2004, while sitting inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Tommy’s Hickman Pub in Des Moines.

Police had been called to the pub after reports of gunshots in the bar’s parking lot. Another individual, Wayne Camp Sr., 45, also had been shot but survived.

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Nine days after Spencer’s murder, KCCI Channel 8 in Des Moines reported that Des Moines police had issued a material witness warrant for 42-year-old Kevin Jenkins, who was wanted for questioning in the case.

Neither the warrant nor a $1,000 Crime Stoppers reward for information led to any charges in Spencer’s homicide, which remains unsolved.

About Jeremy Spencer

Jeremy Jebadiah Spencer was born March 27, 1976 to Quincella and Raymond Spencer II.

He died January 28, 2004 in Des Moines.

Visitation was held Monday, Feb. 2, 2004 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Nichols Funeral Home, with services held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church in Des Moines.


Jeremy Spencer is buried at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.
(Courtesy Katie Lou,

Jeremy is survived by his mother, Quincella Spencer; father, Raymond Spencer; stepfather, Jessie Patton; six children: Jeremy J. Spencer, Jaquan T. Spencer, Jautis J. Spencer, Jaymauzea J. Spencer, Yazhawn T. Spencer and Nygil A. Webb; brother, Raymond Spencer III; and sister, Edna Spencer.

Jeremy is buried in the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Information Needed

If you have any information about Jeremy Spencer’s unsolved murder, please contact Polk County Crime Stoppers at (515) 223-1400 or the Des Moines Police Department at (515) 283-4864.

  • Lt. Mark A. Wessels, Des Moines Police Department, correspondence to Iowa Cold Cases, June 29, 2015
  • Des Moines Police Department, correspondence to Iowa Cold Cases, July 10, 2009
  • “D.M. homicides from 2000 officially closed,” by Tom Alex, The Des Moines Register, April 11, 2005
  • Jeremy Jebadiah Spencer (1976 – 2004) – Find A Grave Memorial
  • “Warrant Issued For Hickman Pub Shootings,” KCCI-TV Channel 8 Des Moines, Feb. 6, 2004
  • “Victims Identified In Pub Shooting,” KCCI-TV Channel 8 Des Moines, Jan. 29, 2004


6 Responses to Jeremy Spencer

  1. Nygil says:

    has anybody found him .. i’m his son

  2. I still miss him very much. Rip jay. Ur never forgotten by me.

  3. Prayers for the family

  4. Prayers…. so sorry for your loss.

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