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*Please Note: The cases listed below are within Clinton 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.
John Bernard “Henry” Nurre
Sugar Creek, Brown’s Station, IA
March 11, 1890
On Tuesday, March 11, 1890, Henry Nurre, 76, and his wife were attacked in their rural Clinton County home near Brown’s Station, Iowa. Mr. Nurre, who suffered a large gash to the back of his head, died that same day. Mrs. Nurre, who was beaten in the head with a hammer and suffered a fractured skull, lived a while longer but was never able to provide any details about the killer or killers.
Edwin H. Jacobs
Clinton, IA (jurisdiction)
January 2, 1972
The body of 55-year-old Edwin Harry Jacobs was found in a wooded area known as “Ike’s Peak” in Clinton, Iowa, on January 2, 1972. He’d been shot to death with a .22 caliber weapon.
Judith I. Reed
December 27, 1974
On December 27, 1974, 38-year-old Judith Reed died in her sleep at a friend’s home in Charlotte, Iowa. Her death was attributed to a head injury received during an altercation the night before at the Welcome Inn tavern in Gooselake.
Louis Dale Reed, Sr.
February 14, 1974
On Thursday, Valentine’s Day 1974, Louis Dale Reed, Sr., was killed by a 410 shotgun blast to the chest inside a building at the salvage yard he operated on Clinton’s south side. He also had a shotgun wound to his left arm.
Ewald Emil “Ed” Bandixen
U.S. Highway 67
Case # 74-00523
October 28, 1974
On October 28, 1974, Ewald Bandixen, 70, was shot in the head at the Folletts, Iowa service station he’d owned and operated for 43 years.
Description: Black female, 12 – 23 years of age, 5’2″ to 5’4″, 100 to 120 lbs., average build, black hair.
Details: Body found 04/11/75, in river in Clinton County. Victim was approximately 10 weeks pregnant.
Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound. Death occurred sometime in early 1975.
Agency: Clinton County Sheriff’s Office 319-242-9311
Steven F. Barrette
June 5-6, 1976
Steven Barrette, a 20-year-old Army veteran, was killed in early June 1976 during a weekend camping trip. On Tuesday evening, June 8, 1976, Clinton police arrived at the Barrette’s family doorstop to notify them Steven’s body had washed ashore and been found near the Mississippi River.
Amvets Post No. 28
1317 S. 17th St.
Case # 81-00259
January 13, 1981
In the early morning hours on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1981, Pamela “Pam” Hinrichs, 19, was shot during a robbery of the AMVETS Post No. 28 at 1317 S. 17th St. in Clinton, Iowa, where she worked as assistant manager.
902 S. 14th Street
Case # 81-06936
November 28, 1981
George Leonard was shot while bartending at the Inn Tavern in Clinton on the morning of November 28, 1981.
Robert M. Clary
419 1/2 14th Avenue S.
Clinton, IA (jurisdiction)
Case # 82-05190
September 29, 1982
On September 29, 1982, Robert M. Clary, 48, was found dead on the floor of his trailer with a gunshot wound to the chest.
500 Block of South 9th Street
May 3, 2005
The Clinton Police Department is renewing its appeal for information on the hit-and-run death of Josh Yoder. Josh Yoder, age 4 was killed on May 3, 2005, when a hit and run driver struck him in the 500 block of South 9th Street in Clinton, Iowa. The Clinton Police Department is seeking information leading to the identification of the driver, or the offending vehicle, involved in the incident.
Benjamin M. Roseland
Age at Report: 19
DOB: November 24, 1988
Weight: 175 lbs.
Height: 5′ 11″
Missing From: Clinton, IA
Missing Since: February 9, 2008
Around 10:30 p.m. on February 9, 2008, Ben Roseland left a friend’s house in the 400 block of 10th Avenue South, Clinton, Iowa, to walk a few blocks to a Hy-Vee grocery store located in the 900 block of South 4th Street. He never made it to the store.