Guthrie Center in Guthrie County

Guthrie County in Iowa

Guthrie County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Guthrie Center, Iowa

 

 

 

 

Alonzo Beghtel headstone

Alonzo Beghtel: 1868-1950

Homicide
Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel
81 YOA
Guthrie Center, IA
Guthrie County
January 18, 1950

On Wednesday, January 18, 1950, the body of Alonzo “Lon” Beghtel — a retired farmer who lived alone in a one-room shack on Guthrie Center’s south side — was discovered near his house at the end of a 200-foot trail of blood. In his hand he clutched 9 dollars. Beghtel died of a severe beating.

 

Lillian Randolph

Lillian Randolph

Homicide
Lillian Elizabeth Randolph
56 YOA
Guthrie Center, IA (Guthrie County)
Case # 65-00598
May 2, 1965

On May 2, 1965, Lillian Elizabeth Randolph was reported missing from her farm home near Guthrie Center. On May 11, 1965, her body was found in the trunk of her car at the Des Moines Municipal Airport.

 

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