Clinton County in Iowa

Clinton County in Iowa

Clinton, Iowa

Clinton in Clinton County, IA

Cold Cases in Clinton, Iowa




Edwin H. Jacobs
55 YOA
Ike’s Peak
Clinton, IA (jurisdiction)
Clinton County
January 2, 1972

The body of 55-year-old Edwin Jacobs was found in a wooded area known as “Ike’s Peak” in Clinton on January 2, 1972. He was shot to death with a .22 caliber weapon.

Louis Dale Reed, Sr.
53 YOA
Clinton, IA
Clinton County
February 14, 1974

On Thursday, Valentine’s Day 1974, Louis Dale Reed, Sr., was killed by a 410 shotgun blast to the chest inside a building at the salvage yard he operated on Clinton’s south side. He also had a shotgun wound to his left arm.

Unidentified Body
Black female, 12 – 23 years of age, 5’2″ to 5’4″, 100 to 120 lbs., average build, black hair.
Body found 04/11/75, in river in Clinton County. Victim was approximately 10 weeks pregnant.
Cause of Death:
Gunshot Wound. Death occurred sometime in early 1975.
Clinton County Sheriff’s Office 319-242-9311

Steven F. Barrette
20 YOA
Clinton, IA
June 5-6, 1976

Steven Barrette, a 20-year-old Army veteran, was killed in early June 1976 during a weekend camping trip. On Tuesday evening, June 8, 1976, Clinton police arrived at the Barrette’s family doorstop to notify them Steven’s body had washed ashore and been found near the Mississippi River.

Pamela Hinrichs

Pamela Hinrichs

Pamela Hinrichs
19 YOA
Amvests Post No. 28
1317 S. 17th St.
Clinton, IA
Clinton County
Case # 81-00259
January 13, 1981

In the early morning hours on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1981, Pamela “Pam” Hinrichs, 19, was shot during a robbery of the AMVETS Post No. 28 at 1317 S. 17th St. in Clinton, Iowa, where she worked as assistant manager.

George LeonardHomicide
George Leonard
53 YOA
The Inn
902 S. 14th Street
Clinton, IA
Clinton County
Case # 81-06936
November 28, 1981

George Leonard was shot while bartending at the Inn Tavern in Clinton on the morning of November 28, 1981.

Robert Clary

Robert Clary

Robert M. Clary
48 YOA
419 1/2 14th Avenue S.
Clinton, IA (jurisdiction)
Clinton County
Case # 82-05190
September 29, 1982

On September 29, 1982, Robert Clary, 48, was found dead on the floor of his mobile home with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Josh Yoder

Josh Yoder

Hit-and-Run Homicide:
Josh Yoder
500 Block of South 9th Street
Clinton, IA
Clinton County
May 3, 2005

The Clinton Police Department is renewing its appeal for information on the hit-and-run death of Josh Yoder. Josh Yoder, age 4 was killed on May 3, 2005, when a hit-and-run driver struck the boy in the 500 block of South 9th Street in Clinton, Iowa. The Clinton Police Department is seeking information leading to the identification of the driver, or the offending vehicle, involved in the incident.

Ben Roseland

Ben Roseland

Missing Person
Benjamin M. Roseland
Age at Report: 19
DOB: November 24, 1988
Weight: 175 lbs.
Height: 5′ 11″
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue
Missing From: Clinton, IA
Clinton County
Missing Since: February 9, 2008

Around 10:30 p.m. on February 9, 2008, Ben Roseland left a friend’s house in the 400 block of 10th Avenue South, Clinton, Iowa, to walk a few blocks to a Hy-Vee grocery store located in the 900 block of South 4th Street. He never made it to the store.


25 Responses to Clinton

  1. Jan Saddoris says:

    Very,very sad. A lot of family's with no answers. Prayers for them all.

  2. This makes me sad. Pam was a good friend of mine and both of her parents went to their grave not knowing a thing about what happened to her.

  3. thats way to many for our area thoughts and prayers go to all familys

  4. Was that Pam in that murder o

  5. Mom knew her too who didn't.

  6. Sad case for a few bucks they were killing a lot of bartenders back then be careful people get stupid.

  7. Tony Ramsey says:

    Too many Cold Cases.

  8. Carla Kostka says:

    To many for this town .prayers to all the families,such a sad thing not knowing what the heck happened and why did it have to be lime that.

  9. Carol Godat says:

    Wasn't there another at a bar on 4th street ??

  10. Alanna Kay says:

    The one there was solved.

  11. we all remember pam hinrichs, so funny always a smile on her face, these are sad and some are same time frame 1981 and 1982 could be same person

  12. Margaret M. Bees says:

    Prayers to all the families of these victims, Josh Yoder lived right around the corner from us. Very sad indeed!!

  13. Top notch Clinton PD. It will never change. How many more unexplained will we mourn?

  14. There are a lot more over the years who aren't listed. Closure is a good thing.

  15. Mike Adney says:

    I guess no unsolved murders for over 30 years is not enough for Sally Chapman.

    • anthony clark says:

      Just over 20 years actually, but no its not good enough, Clinton is a troubled organization to say the least

    • Tony Stone says:

      Actually it’s been 32 years exactly. 19 consecutive solved murders seems like a good start. Especially since most Clinton Cops were not born when these occurred. I guess 19 solved murders in a row is not ever changing.

  16. They caught those guys that was my mother I'm law

  17. Phylis Dalldorf says:

    Sally Chapman, I suggest you sign up for the Citizen Police Academy Class which is now open for enrollment and begins February 5, 2015. The class is free and very enlightening. I believe you will change your mind about the “top notch” police department we have. Just saying . . .

  18. Les Shields says:

    Why would a person dwell only the past, in some cases more than 30 years ago? Why would some people who prefer to dwell only in the past refuse to even acknowledge the events in more recent times, like the 30 years since? There is a reason for it.

  19. Casey s says:

    I know that my family is not dwelling on Pam’s death. They just wish new information would come forth. I wish I would have gotten to know my aunt. My mom and my aunt’s and uncles still share stories about her. One day I hope we get that call. More than 30 yrs I hope we find peace n justice for Pam.

  20. I will bet any amount of money that the black lady was killed by a white person and probably was impregnated by a whiteperson I lived in Clinton for sometime and encountered a lot of racism! If you don't want to be associated with anyone black, keep your Dic* in your pants!

  21. Laurie McDade says:

    Terry Leon Johnston needs to be added to the cold case files!!!

  22. Lynn Jewell says:

    It is my belief that Louis Dale Reed was murdered by the parent or relative of yet another child he sexual molested. I was six years old when he sexually abuse me at his junk yard when my mother and her then boyfriend left my sister and I at the junkyard. I was a senior in high school when he was shot dead. His death lifted some of the emotional damage I carried. there isn’t a day that goes by that I cant visualize the acts he forced on my tiny body.

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