Drakesville in Davis County, IA

Drakesville in Davis County, IA

Cold Cases in Drakesville, Iowa

Triple Homicide – CLOSED

Sarah Link, 41 YOA
Justin Hook, 20 YOA
Tina Lade, 19 YOA

Drakesville, IA and Eldon, IA (Davis & Wapello Counties)
Case # 84-01854
April 13 – 18, 1984

Justin Hook

Justin Hook

Sarah Link

Sarah Link

On Friday, April 13, 1984, the body of 20-year-old Justin Hook, Jr., was found outside near his burned-out mobile home in rural Drakesville. Hook had been killed by blows to the head.

The following Monday, April 16, a farmer found the body of Hook’s mother, Sarah Link, 41, on a hilly wooded section of his land just north of Eldon. She, too, had died from blunt force trauma to the head.

Tina Lade

Tina Lade

On Wednesday, April 18, trained police dogs discovered the body of Hook’s fiancee, Tina Marie Lade, 19, in a ravine about a half-mile from where Mrs. Link’s body had been found. Miss Lade had died from blows to the head as well.

In a Executed convict linked to 1984 triple homicide in southeast Iowa | TheGazette held Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Wapello County’s Sheriff’s Office, authorities announced that Andrew Wessel Six was responsible for the murders of all three victims.

 

One Response to Drakesville

  1. Frances allsup says:

    I won’t ever belive he was alone.i don’t be live everything from DCI HAS BEEN TOLD.TINA WAS MY FRIEND&LIKE A DAUGHTER TO ME.SHE LIVED BEHIND MY HOUSE ON SOUTH WARD ST.SHE LOVED MY 2 KIDS BETTY&MIKE SHEPHERD JR.AND SHED HELPED ANYONE

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