Morris Wright was found dead at this Des Moines home. (Courtesy Polk County Assessor's Office)

Morris Wright, 52, was found dead at this 10th Street home in Des Moines on Monday, September 15, 1986.
(Courtesy Polk County Assessor’s Office)

Morris Wright


Morris Wright
52 YOA
1426 10th St.
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1986-41137
September 15, 1986


Morris Wright — a 52-year-old Korean War veteran — was killed in Des Moines, Iowa, on Monday, September 15, 1986.

The Des Moines Police Department lists the crime location as 1426 10th Street in Des Moines.

About Morris Wright

Morris Wright was born February 22, 1934.

He served in Korea as a Private First Class with the United States Army.

Wright was buried at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines in Polk County, Iowa.

Courtesy Katie Lou,

Courtesy Katie Lou,

Information needed

If you have any information on the unsolved murder of Morris Wright, please contact the Des Moines Police Department Detective Bureau at 515-283-4864.



One Response to Morris Wright

  1. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    I love that the police department could not take the time to provide us the public.on how Mr. Wright was murdered. I assume an autopsy was conducted by a coroner or medical examiner. The cause of death. should at least be provided to back up their claim, that he was murdered. I guess it wasn’t important.

    Recently county authorities in Pennsylvania, are reinvestigating the death of a young women. She was found stabbed to death, and it was determined that she committed suicide although she was stabbed in the back and her neck.

    Authorities did not find any signs of forced entry, so she stabbed herself to death. I guess it was not worth it to determine that she might have let her killer into her residence, possibly someone she knew.

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