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John Gail Rude, 51, was shot and killed in the basement of his Davenport, Iowa home on Wednesday, December 11, 1974.
Rude’s wife, Dorothy, told police she discovered her husband’s body the morning of December 14 after returning home from a trip out of town.
Scott County Medical Examiner Dr. Rollin M. Perkins reported that Rude died from a gunshot fired from a .22 or .25 caliber weapon, and that he’d been dead at least 48 hours.
He married Dorothy Marie Osterkamp on Oct. 2, 1946.
John was laid to rest in the Pine Hill Cemetery in Davenport.
If you have any information about John Rude’s unsolved homicide, please contact the Davenport Police Department at 563-326-7979.