Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant in Henry County

Henry County in Iowa

Henry County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Mount Pleasant, Iowa





Missing Person/Declared Dead
Harold Orville Doerring

Age at Report: 66
DOB: March 14, 1930
Weight: 200 lbs.
Height: 5’11″
Race: White
Hair: Brown/gray balding
Eyes: Blue
Incident Type: Disability – physical / mental
RootsWeb ID: I037422
Reported Missing in Decorah, IA, Winneshiek County
Death Listed in Henry County, south of Mount Pleasant
Missing Since: February 16, 1997

Sixty-six-year-old Harold Doerring was reported missing to the Winneshiek County Sheriff’s Office in Decorah, Iowa, on February 16, 1997. Authorities found Harold Doerring’s truck abandoned on Highway 218 south of Mount Pleasant in Henry County on February 23, 1997. When they tried to contact him about the vehicle but could not find him, they discovered no one had seen Doerring since February 16 in Cedar Falls.


Elizabeth Forshee-Syperda

Elizabeth Forshee-Syperda

Missing Person — Homicide Suspected
Elizabeth Nicole Forshee-Syperda
Age at Report: 22
Missing From: Mount Pleasant, IA (Henry County)
Missing Since: July 16, 2000

Elizabeth “Liz” Forshee-Syperda was last seen by her roommate at their East Madison Street apartment in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, at 10:30 p.m. on July 16, 2000, when the roommate left to go to work. When the roommate returned at 4 a.m., Liz was gone, though she did not have access to a car and all her personal belongings were left behind. Note: On Nov. 30, 2017, Liz’s estranged husband, Michael Lee Syperda, was taken into custody in the area of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, on an arrest warrant issued out of a Grand Jury True Bill Indictment for the crime of Murder in the First Degree. Syperda will be extradited back to the State of Iowa.


Jackie Douthart

Jackie Douthart
24 YOA
Old Highway 34
Mount Pleasant, IA
Henry County
May 22, 2011

Jackie Douthart, 24, went missing on May 22, 2011 from Mount Pleasant. She was last seen by Benjamin Biggs, who was termed “a person of interest” in her disappearance. Biggs killed himself about a month later following a high-speed chase and standoff with police in Quincy, Illinois. Her skeletal remains were found in March 2012 near the border between Henry and Jefferson counties.

4 Responses to Mount Pleasant

  1. Amber Schneider says:

    Why is no one searching for these girls?? Why are they not on the news??

  2. Brandy says:

    You have the year wrong or something. Terrible! Feel so bad for anyone going through this

    • Jody Ewing says:

      Brandy, thanks so much for the heads up! I had the year correct on Jackie’s page but for some reason had repeated 2011 here instead changing the second date to 2012. Thanks for catching that and for your kind comments.

  3. Linda Sidney says:

    My 2 daughters ,,son gr.sons and brother just moved up to mt.pleasant within this year and thier health and other matters haven’t been so great kinda concerned.

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