Boone County in Iowa

Boone County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Boone County, Iowa

*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Boone 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.

 

Effie Bell

Effie Bell

Homicide
Effie Corelis Bell
46 YOA
Case Number: 66-00666
Went Missing: March 20, 1966
Madrid, Iowa (Boone County)
Body discovered at Madrid dump (Dallas County)
May 31, 1966

On Tuesday, May 31, 1966, the skeletal remains of Effie Bell, 46, were discovered at the city dump in Madrid, Iowa. Mrs. Bell was last seen alive March 18, 1966, and suspected date of homicide is March 20, 1966.

 

Norma Maynard

Norma Maynard

Missing Person
Norma M. Maynard
Age at Report: 61
Missing From: Boone, IA
Boone County
Missing Since: February 3, 1979

Norma Maynard was reported missing to the Boone Police Dept. in Boone, Iowa, on February 3, 1979. Few other details are available in her case.

 

Homicide
Arnold Sansgaard
58 YOA
Story City, IA
Jurisdiction: Boone County
Case # 84-03531
July 15, 1984

On Sunday, July 22, 1984, relatives found 58-year-old Arnold Sansgaard’s nude body dead on the living room floor of the rural Story City, Iowa home he shared with his mother, Della, in northeast Boone County. An autopsy showed he died from two shallow stab wounds to the right side of his chest, probably about July 15 or 16.

 

Ronette Peterson

Ronette Peterson

Homicide
Ronette Lynn Peterson
22 YOA
From Madrid, IA
Boone County
Body found in Lakeland, FL
May 7, 1986

On May 7, 1986, an unidentified female’s body was found floating in a water filled pit off Highway 33, approximately three-fourths of a mile north of Combee Road in Lakeland, Florida. An investigation revealed the victim had suffered multiple blows to the head and body and then been put into the water and left to drown. The death was ruled a homicide. Nineteen years later, the “Jane Doe” was found to be Ronette Peterson of Madrid, Iowa.

 

Mark Snopek

Mark Snopek

Hit-and-run Homicide
Mark Snopek
53 YOA
County Road R18 (also known as L Avenue)
Rural Boone
Boone County, IA
August 8, 2007

On August 8, 2007, at approximately 8:53 p.m., 53-year-old Mark Snopek of rural Boone was riding his bicycle on County Road R18 (also known as L Avenue) traveling northbound when he was struck from behind by a dark colored vehicle. From there, the vehicle fled the scene and continued northbound.

 

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