Rock Rapids

Rock Rapids in Lyon County

Lyon County in Iowa

Lyon County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Rock Rapids, Iowa



Wilma June Nissen

Wilma June Nissen

Wilma June Nissen
23 YOA
Rock Rapids, IA
Lyon County, Iowa
Case # 78-06487
October 4, 1978

On the morning of Oct. 4, 1978, a telephone company employee stumbled upon Wilma June Nissen’s body while laying cable near West Lyon School on Highway 182. Nissen’s body, which investigators believe was dumped between July and August of that year, was so severely decomposed that her face was unrecognizable. Her lower jaw was missing, and only two whole teeth remained in her skull. She would not be identified by name until almost 30 years later.

One Response to Rock Rapids

  1. Marcie Feather says:

    Was there an investigation done at the time or during the time she was identified? Cause of death? Any issues in her personal life at the time? Cold cases are solved everyday with news fresh eyes and attention.

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