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Correctionville in Woodbury County
Correctionville in Woodbury County

Cold Cases in Correctionville, Iowa


Leo Joseph Smith: 1912-1969

Leo Joseph Smith
56 YOA
Correctionville, IA
Woodbury County
Case # 69-00525
April 10, 1969

Early Thursday, April 10, 1969, Iowa Highway Patrol officers found 56-year-old Leo Joseph Smith’s body at a rest area on Highway 20 thirty miles east of Sioux City, Iowa, in Woodbury County. His throat had been cut.


Unidentified Body
Description: White male, 33-53 years of age, approximately 5’6″ tall
Details: Skeletonized remains found 08/30/88 in a roadside ditch 1/2 mile east of Correctionville in Woodbury County.
Cause of Death: Unknown
Estimated date of death: 1971 – 1973
Agency: Woodbury County Sheriff’s Office 712-279-6010

On August 30, 1988, the skeletonized remains of a white male — 33 to 53 years of age, were found in a roadside ditch east of Correctionville, Iowa, in Woodbury County.


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