Appanoose County in Iowa

Appanoose County in Iowa

Appanoose County, IA,
Cold Cases

*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Appanoose County but may fall under a city police department’s jurisdiction. They are included here for cross-reference purposes. More specific information may be found on each victim’s individual page.


Crystal Hunt

Crystal Sue Hunt

Missing Person:
Crystal Sue Hunt
21 YOA
DOB: February 18, 1977
Missing From: Corydon, IA (Wayne County)
Last Reported Seen: Centerville, IA (Appanoose County)
Case # 98-03225
Missing Since: February 24, 1998

Crystal Sue Hunt was last seen leaving her parents’ home in Centerville, IA, with her boyfriend, and reported missing to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in Corydon on Feb. 24, 1998. Crystal’s boyfriend says they argued and she got out of the car. She has not been seen nor heard from since. Crystal was seven months pregnant at the time of her disappearance.

Chuck Deatsch

Elmer Charles “Chuck” Deatsch, Jr.
52 YOA
17841 500th Street
Mystic, IA
Appanoose County
April 28, 2008

On April 28, 2008 at approximately 9:50 p.m., Chuck Deatsch was shot and killed at his residence in rural Mystic, Iowa. Authorities said the bullet that hit and killed Deatsch came from a single shot outside his home that came in through the home’s front window.

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