Chickasaw County

Chickasaw County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Chickasaw County, Iowa



Rhonda Knutson

Rhonda A. Knutson
22 YOA
Phillips 66 Convenience Store
U.S. Highway 63
New Hampton, IA
Chickasaw County (Jurisdiction)
DCI Case # 92-07040
September 7, 1992

Early on Monday, September 7, 1992, Rhonda Knutson, 22, was murdered while working the overnight shift at the Phillips 66 convenience store in Chickasaw County, Iowa. Knutson had been bludgeoned to death.


Carl “Kenneth” Gallmeyer

Carl Kenneth Gallmeyer
70 YOA
1091 240th Street
Nashua, IA
Chickasaw County (jurisdiction)
Est. Date of Death: September 25-26, 2012
Body Found: October 4, 2012

Carl “Kenneth” Gallmeyer, 70, was found slain in his rural Nashua, Iowa, home in Chickasaw County on October 4, 2012. Investigators believe Randy Lee Patrie — who is being held on federal gun charges — used a .410 gauge sawed-off shotgun to kill Gallmeyer sometime between September 25-26, 2012, so Patrie could burglarize Gallmeyer’s home.


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