Marshalltown in Marshall County

Marshalltown in Marshall County

Marshall County, Iowa

Marshall County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Marshalltown, Iowa




Foul Play Suspected
Helen Mae Bown
61 YOA
Iowa River in Tama County
Marshalltown/Le Grand, IA
Marshall and Tama Counties
Last Seen Alive: October 2, 1973
Reported Missing: October 7, 1973
Body Found: October 31, 1973

Mrs. Helen Mae Bown — a 61-year-old widow who resided in Marshalltown, Iowa — was last seen alive in her Marshalltown, Iowa, home on Monday, Oct. 2, 1973, and reported missing on Sunday, Oct. 7. Three weeks later on Wednesday afternoon, October 31, state agents discovered her body in the Iowa River in Tama County about seven miles east of Marshalltown and two miles northeast of Le Grand.


Peggy Cottrell

Peggy Cottrell

Missing Person
Peggy Ann Cottrell
Age at Report: 66
Missing From: Marshalltown, IA (Marshall County)
Missing Since: May 26, 2001

Peggy Ann Cottrell resided at the Southridge Nursing Home in Marshalltown, Iowa. A relative dropped her off at the facility at approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 26, 2001, and Cottrell was last seen running away from the home only minutes later. A fisherman discovered Cottrell’s purse along the banks of the Iowa River several weeks after she was reported missing. Her ID and cash were inside the handbag.


Ila Mae Clark

Ila Mae Clark
73 YOA
116 Iowa Ave. W.
Marshalltown, IA
August 29, 2001

A few days shy of her 74th birthday, Ila Mae Clark was found on the floor of her Marshalltown, Iowa home, lying in a pool of blood. The active senior had been brutally beaten to death.


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