Scott County in Iowa

Scott County in Iowa

Credit Island Cold Cases



Margaret Treese
“The Tattooed Lady”
34 YOA
Credit Island, Davenport
Scott County
September 30, 1947

On Tuesday morning, September 30, 1947, two men on their way to work at Credit Island Park in southwest Davenport discovered the body of 34-year-old Margaret Treese. Treese lay in tall grass 30 feet off the entrance road to the park and had been beaten, stabbed 19 times and run over repeatedly by a car.


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