Warren County

Warren County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Medora, IA



John Hossack family

John Hossack family

John Hossack
59 YOA
Squaw Township
Warren County, IA
December 2, 1900

On a moonlit Saturday night, December 1, 1900, prosperous Warren County, Iowa farmer John Hossack was murdered in his bed by two blows of an ax to his head. Four days later, Hossack’s wife of 32 years, Margaret (Murchison) Hossack, was arrested at her husband’s funeral and charged with killing him in the couple’s home sometime around midnight while he slept. After two trials, Hossack’s murder remains unsolved.


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