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Roy Madison


Roy Madison
69 YOA
223 Raccoon St.
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1972-87405
December 18, 1972

Early Monday morning, December 18, 1972, Roy Madison was found dead in his Des Moines, Iowa home with stab wounds to his face and chest.

Several friends — who’d come by to visit the 69-year-old Madison — discovered the body and notified authorities.

A bloody steak knife lay near Madison’s lifeless body, and Des Moines police said robbery appeared to be the motive.

Courtesy the Ames Daily Tribune, Dec. 19, 1972

Courtesy the Ames Daily Tribune, Dec. 19, 1972

The homicide was the city’s second within a 24-hour period; another Des Moines man, 25-year-old Claire Winger, was shot to death the previous day in a card game dispute.

Roy Madison was born August 24, 1903. His case remains open.

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



2 Responses to Roy Madison

  1. Patrick Kerrigan says:

    I wonder if this case might be connected to the homicides that involved other senior citizens in Des Moines in 1978 and 1979.

  2. Diana Wilson says:

    Please solve this case. We also need to stop this senseless killing.

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