Eldon in Wapello County
Wapello County in Iowa
Cold Cases in Eldon, Iowa
Eldon, IA (Wapello County)
August 12, 1980
Mrs. Helen Morrow was found lying on a bed in a first floor room of her fire-ravaged two-story home in Eldon, IA, on August 12, 1980. An autopsy report showed she died of smoke inhalation.
Triple Homicide – SOLVED
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
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.
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.