Polk County in Iowa

Polk County in Iowa

West Des Moines in Polk County

Cold Cases in West Des Moines, IA

 

 

 

Johnny Gosch

Johnny Gosch

Missing Person:
Johnny Gosch
12 YOA
Missing From: West Des Moines, IA
Case # 82-04613
Missing Since: September 5, 1982

On September 5, 1982, Johnny Gosch left his home to work his Des Moines Register paper route. What happened after that has been the subject of speculation. Five witnesses saw and spoke to a man who they say approached and kidnapped the boy.

 

Homicide
Mariana Redrovan
15 YOA
West Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 98-00744
January 23, 1998

Mariana Redrovan was found stabbed in a motel room at the Walnut Creek Best Western in West Des Moines, Iowa on January 23, 1998. Redrovan worked as a maid at the motel.

 

Ashley Okland

Ashley Okland

Homicide
Ashley Okland
27 YOA
558 Stone Creek Court
West Des Moines, IA
Polk County
April 8, 2011

Ashley Okland, a 27-year-old Iowa Realty agent, was shot twice and killed shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2011, while working inside a West Des Moines model townhouse.

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