Muscatine, IA

Muscatine in Muscatine County

Muscatine County

Muscatine County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Muscatine, Iowa

 

 

 

Fallen Officer

Homicide
Police Officer Jacob Neibert
55 YOA
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
June 13, 1896

Officer Jacob Neibert was shot and killed on Saturday, June 13, 1896, after arresting two hobos for vagrancy. The two men overpowered and shot him. Neibert was able to give other officers a description of the two men before succumbing to his wounds.

 

Homicide
Felicitas Margaret Terrill
73 YOA
314 Clinton St.
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
Case # 86-01868
April 14, 1986

On the morning of April 14, 1986, the body of Felicitas Terrill was found in her home with four gunshot wounds to the head in what appeared to be a burglary.

 

Amber Marie Hayes

Amber Marie Hayes

Homicide
Amber Marie Hayes
7-1/2 months old
Case # 88-02703
603 Clay St.
Muscatine, Iowa
Muscatine County and Louisa County
June 9, 1988

Amber Marie Hayes, 7-1/2 months old, was reported missing by her mother, Mary Hayes, at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 1988. Four days later, two boys riding all-terrain vehicles discovered the infant’s body, a pink diaper bag and blanket in a remote area near Lake Odessa in Louisa County.

 

Robert Kellar

Robert Kellar

Missing Person
Robert Lee Kellar
Age at Report: 20
Missing From: Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
Missing Since: February 12, 1990

Robert Kellar was last seen in February 1990 in Muscatine, IA, when he left on a cross-country trip. His family assumed he would be back, but they never saw him again.

 

Homicide
Eugenio P. Garcia
(Eugenio Prieto-Garcia)
36 YOA
7 miles NW of Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
June 21, 1992

On June 21, 1992, 36-year-old Eugenio Garcia’s body was found near the Dougherty Bridge 7 miles NW of Muscatine. Although cousins Vincente and Pedro Morales were arrested for kidnapping and strangling Garcia, they were ultimately released.

 

Scott Tompkins

Scott Tompkins

Homicide
Scott M. Tompkins
23 YOA
Park Ave. and Harrison St. intersection
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
Case # 95-13656
November 29, 1995

Scott M. Tompkins was shot by an assailant(s) while stopped to fix his windshield wipers. The victim was able to make it for medical treatment and later died. Prior to his death he was able to make a statement to police about the incident.

 

Isidro Gomez Jr.

Isidro Gomez Jr.

Homicide
Isidro Gomez, Jr.
27 YOA
Muscatine, IA (Muscatine County)
Case # 08-018648
December 17, 2007

Isidro Gomez Jr., 27, of Muscatine, Iowa, was reported missing to the Muscatine Police Department on Dec. 17, 2007, by Jessica Ridinger of Muscatine, Gomez’s girlfriend of eight years. His partially decomposed body was discovered May 6, 2008, in the woods off Funk’s Hill Road about five miles west of Muscatine by people hunting for mushrooms on the heavily wooded hill.

 

Charles Netherland

Charles Netherland

Suicide or Murder?
Charles William “Binx” Netherland
25 YOA
801 Mulberry Ave.
Muscatine, IA
Muscatine County
August 18, 2012

Charles William “Binx” Netherland, 25, was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head at 801 Mulberry Ave. in Muscatine, Iowa, on Saturday, August 18, 2012.

 

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