Warren Swanson

Warren A. Swanson


Warren Albert Swanson
53 YOA
709 25th Street
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1984-37964
October 1, 1984
Case information provided by the Des Moines Police Department


Obituary courtesy of Henry L. Johnson, and posted to Findagrave.com by Jane Cockayne Weaver.
(The Des Moines Register, Oct. 5, 1984)

Warren Albert Swanson, a 53-year-old military veteran who served with the US Army during the Korean Conflict, was slain inside his 709 25th Street home in Des Moines on Monday, October 1, 1984.

Swanson, born in Missouri June 16, 1931, had resided in Des Moines for the last two decades.

According to Des Moines police, Swanson died from injuries to his head and neck.

Services were held Saturday, October 6, at 11 a.m. at the Union Baptist Church, with burial in the Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

No arrests have been made in the decades-old case.

About Warren Swanson

Warren Albert Swanson was born June 16, 1931, in Missouri, and after serving with the US Army during the Korean War Conflict, made his home in Des Moines with his wife, Anita.

In addition to his wife, Warren’s survivors included a son, Michael Steward of Des Moines; a stepson, Armon Diggs of Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; four brothers, William of Denver, Colo., Benjamin and Lewis, both of St. Louis Mo., and Kenneth of Minneapolis, Minn.; a sister, Terri Edwards of Des Moines; and three grandchildren.

Prior to Saturday’s services, a family hour was held Friday, October 5, at L. Fowler & Son Funeral Home at 7 p.m.

Warren Swanson gravestoneCourtesy photo Katie Lou, findagrave.com
Warren Swanson is buried in Glendale Cemetery.


Information Needed

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



2 Responses to Warren Swanson

  1. LakeLife says:

    It doesn’t seem that there’s a lot of info on this case.
    It breaks my heart when it doesn’t list family.
    My heart goes out to this man.
    I feel like he was lone in the world.
    I wonder if he was an orphan.
    Praying they solve this one!

  2. I pray someone comes forward.

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