Calhoun County in Iowa

Calhoun County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Calhoun County, IA

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


Valerie Peterson

Elna Maria “Valerie” Peterson
Manson, IA
Calhoun County
May 6, 1971

On May 6, 1971, eight-year-old Valerie Peterson was killed by a hit-and-run driver at 4 p.m. while riding her bicycle along the road at the Manson Lutheran Church.


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