Nevada in Story County

Nevada in Story County

Story County in Iowa

Story County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Nevada, Iowa

 

 

 

 

Sheila Collins

Sheila Collins

Homicide:
Sheila Jean Collins
18 YOA
Case # 68-00287
Near Nevada, Iowa
Story County (jurisdiction)
January 26, 1968

On Sunday, January 28, 1968, Sheila Jean Collins, 18, of Evanston, Ill., was found lying face-down in a ditch off a gravel road four miles east of Nevada, Iowa, about 20 miles east of Ames. Miss Collins — an Iowa State University coed who was headed home for the weekend — had been strangled with a nylon cord knotted around her neck. A father and son out fox hunting near the town of Colo in Story County found Collins’ body after the son spotted a foot in the shallow ditch.

If you have any information about Sheila Collins’ unsolved murder, please contact the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation at (515) 725-6010, e-mail dciinfo@dps.state.ia.us, or contact the Story County Sheriff’s Office at (515) 382-6566.

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