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Ky Van Luong

Homicide

Ky Van Luong
20 YOA
6th Avenue and Birdland Drive
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1998-6829
February 14, 1998

 

From The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Feb. 15, 1998

From The Cedar Rapids Gazette,
Feb. 15, 1998

The body of Ky Van Luong, 20, of Des Moines was found shot to death Saturday, February 14, 1998, along the Des Moines River not far from the site where a woman’s body was discovered two days earlier.

Des Moines Police Sgt. Bruce Elrod said Luong died of gunshot wounds.

Police believed he had been shot in another location and his body dumped along the 6th Avenue and Birdland Drive bike path.

ky-van-luong-gravestoneCourtesy photo Katie Lou, findagrave.com
Ky Van Luong is buried in the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

On February 12, police found the nearly nude and badly burned body of 44-year-old Susan Hagen in the 600 block of Birdland Drive near the 2nd Avenue bridge.

Despite the close locations, officials said they didn’t believe the two cases were connected.

About Ky Van Luong

Ky Van Luong was born August 30, 1977. He was buried in the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Information Needed

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

Sources:
  • Des Moines Police Department, correspondence to Jody Ewing at Iowa Cold Cases, July 10, 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial
  • “Police identify D.M. murder victim,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Feb. 14, 1998
  • “2nd body found near river,” Cedar Rapids Gazette, Feb. 15, 1998

2 Responses to Ky Van Luong

  1. Diana Wilson says:

    Look at all the cold cases just in Iowa.

  2. I pray for someone to come forward. I will pray for the family and friends. My heart and thoughts are with you. God bless.

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