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Robert D. Scott


Robert “Bob” D. Scott
43 YOA
1000 Blk, E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Police Case # 1996-22677
May 30, 1996

Robert D. Scott, a 43-year-old Des Moines cab driver, was killed on duty May 30, 1996, while driving his taxi in the 1000 block of East 12th Street.

Scott is one of thousands of taxi drivers memorialized on the Taxi-Library website’s Taxi Driver Memoriam List, and one of nine Iowans slain. Six of Iowa’s nine cases remain unsolved.

The full list of Iowa taxi-drivers killed on duty includes:

  • William (Crip) Hamilton, killed Aug. 21, 1921, in Centerville
  • Thaddeus William Mitchell, killed Dec. 7, 1922, in Des Moines (unsolved)
  • George James Massouris, killed Nov. 18, 1950, in Council Bluffs (unsolved)
  • Leon E. Groves, killed Dec. 22, 1951, in Des Moines (unsolved)
  • Larry Allen Elliott, killed Jan. 20, 1983, in Council Bluffs
  • Matthew Pusateri, killed Nov. 12, 1988, in Cedar Rapids (unsolved)
  • Robert Scott, killed May 1, 1996, in Des Moines (unsolved)
  • Richard Dankert, killed March 25, 2009, in Cedar Rapids
  • Cathy Boyle Stickley, 54, robbed and stabbed April 29, 2011, in Cedar Rapids (unsolved)
About Robert “Bob” Scott

Robert Scott was born May 27, 1953.

He was laid to rest at Glenwood Cemetery in Des Moines.

Robert Scott headstoneCourtesy photo Katie Lou, findagrave.com
Robert “Bob” Scott is buried in Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.
Information Needed

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


One Response to Robert Scott

  1. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    It would be nice if the Des Moines Police could provide a bit more details on his murder. Was he shot, stabbed, strangled, beaten to death. Also, was any money missing. Robbery, might be a motive to kill someone especially a cab driver. It makes me wonder why they are holding back some information. He was murdered over 22 years ago, and not releasing some basic information, seems to not have helped.

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