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On September 14, 1997, around 5:30 a.m., a Sioux City resident returning home noticed 47-year-old Wilbur Brown lying on the ground between the curb and the sidewalk in front of 603 West 5th Street.
Brown appeared unconscious but was moaning, and the neighbor was unable to rouse him.
Sioux City Police were called at approximately 5:34 a.m., and Brown was transported to an area hospital where he died shortly thereafter.
An autopsy revealed Brown had been beaten about the head and body and died as a result of those injuries.
According to Sioux City police, an investigation revealed Brown had recently received and cashed his paycheck, though no money was found on his person.
Police interviewed numerous people but no suspects were arrested and the case remains unsolved.
Wilbur E. Brown was born May 29, 1950.
If you have any information about this case please contact the Sioux City Police Department at 712-279-6390.