Center Point in Linn County

Center Point in Linn County

Linn County

Linn County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Center Point, Iowa

 

 

 

 

 

Homicide
James Charles Huff, Jr.
26 YOA
3319 56th Street Trail
Center Point, IA
Two miles SE of Urbana, IA
Between Linn and Benton counties
DCI Case #77-00102
Crime Date: January 1, 1977
Date of Death: January 5, 1977

James Charles Huff, Jr., a farm hand who worked at the Lindsey Edgar “Ed” and Jean Huelsenbeck farm about two miles southeast of Urbana, was taken to St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids on January 1, 1977 for severe injuries he’d sustained to the head. He was later transported to University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa, where he died a few days later on January 5.

 

Ronald Novak

Ronald Novak

Homicide
Ronald Lee Novak
24 YOA
Center Point, IA (Linn County)
December 24, 1983

On Christmas Eve day, 1983, Ronald Lee Novak, 24, was found bound with his hands tied behind his back, beaten with golf clubs and firewood, shot in the chest, and then left in an unheated room of his rural Center Point residence. His three devoted golden retrievers lay closely huddled around him, trying to keep their dead master warm.

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