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On Saturday, July 1, 1967, Council Bluffs Police were called to 10th Street and 10th Avenue to investigate a report of a man lying in the water.
Officers arrived and located a deceased male lying next to the railroad tracks in water. The officer’s report states there was a considerable amount of blood loss, and that a trail of blood led from the street, across the tracks and to the location of the deceased.
The male was later identified as Joseph “Joe Junior” Floyd, 42. He had been shot by a small caliber handgun.
At this time the offender is unknown and this case is active.
Joseph J. Floyd, Jr., was born November 24, 1924, and served as a Private First Class with the United States Army during World War II.
He was buried in Garner Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the Council Bluffs Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (712) 328-4765 or Crime Stoppers at (712) 328-7867.