Decatur City in Decatur County, Iowa

Decatur City in Decatur County, IA

Cold Cases in Decatur City, Iowa




Ryan Fulkerson

Ryan Fulkerson’s last profile picture on his Facebook page. (Courtesy Facebook)

Ryan Fulkerson
26 YOA
Decatur City
Decatur County
Body Found in Ditch: Sunday, May 11, 2014
Date of Death: Friday, May 16, 2014

Ryan Fulkerson, a 26-year-old father of twin girls, was severely beaten, shot in the head and then dumped in a rural Decatur County ditch and left for dead on Sunday, May 11, 2014. A farmer discovered the unconscious body around 10 a.m. Sunday morning in a ditch just north of Decatur City.

Fulkerson was taken to the Decatur County Hospital and then transferred to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he remained in a coma until his death on May 16, 2014. Decatur officials and the Iowa DCI have ruled Fulkerson’s death a homicide.

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