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Denease Monson Latham
Creek bed beneath bridge
Half mile north of Rose Hill, Iowa
October 5, 1986
On Sunday, Oct. 5, 1986 — just 15 days before her 25th birthday — Denease (Monson) Latham of What Cheer, Iowa, suffered blunt force trauma injuries to her head before allegedly drowning in two inches of water beneath a bridge about a half mile north of Rose Hill in Mahaska County.