Dallas County

Dallas County in Iowa

Cold Cases in Dallas County, Iowa

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

 

Virgil Untied

Virgil Untied

Homicide
Virgil P. Untied, Town Marshal
33 YOA
Grocery Store
Minburn, Iowa
Dallas County
Crime Date: July 23, 1931
End of Watch: July 27, 1931

Town Marshal Virgil Untied was shot five times Thursday, July 23, 1931, by three assailants in Minburn, Iowa, who were looting a local grocery store. He died four days later at a Perry hospital.

 

Myrtle Cumpston

Myrtle Cumpston

Homicide
Myrtle Zelda Cumpston
60 YOA
DCI Case Number: 65-00401
Redfield, IA
Dallas County
March 9, 1965

At 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, 1965, Myrtle Zelda Cumpston, 60, was found dead at C & K Aqualand, her co-owned tropical fish aquarium business in rural Dallas County near Redfield. She was shot in the back of the head and 50 dollars was missing from the cash box.

 

Effie Bell

Effie Bell

Homicide
Effie Corelis Bell
46 YOA
DCI 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. Mrs. Bell was last seen alive March 18, 1966, and her suspected date of death is March 20, 1966.

 

Emma Lewis

Emma Lewis

Homicide
Emma Lewis
80 YOA
DCI Case Number: 76-00804
Waukee, IA
Dallas County
September 13, 1976

Emma Lewis, 80, was found dead in her Waukee, Iowa home on Monday night, September 13, 1976. She’d died from blows suffered during a severe beating.

 

Gregg Nimmo

Gregg Nimmo

Homicide
Gregg Andrew Nimmo
44 YOA
Beaver Lake Campground
Dexter, IA
Dallas County
Date of Crime: August 28, 2011
Date of Death: August 30, 2011

Gregg Andrew Nimmo, 44, of Adel, Iowa, was found with severe head injuries on a gravel road in Dexter on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. A passer-by found Nimmo, bleeding from head wounds, lying facedown on a gravel road at Beaver Lake Campground in Dallas County. Nimmo was taken to Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, where he died two days later.

 

One Response to Dallas County

  1. Truth B. Known says:

    This was a murder. The female driver of the pickup, did everything to throw Gregg out of the pickup bed. She ran him over. Got out of the vehicle and said something like…that m_____ f_____, better be dead. The witnesses to her erratic driving up and down the grassy ditches, kept their mouths shut. They had jumped in a vehicle, to watch what happened next. No One spoke up. I am ashamed they were all from the Adel area. My question to each and everyone of them hanging at the camp grounds…What if that were Your Child, Brother or Dad ??? This is a very ugly case. Just 1 of these people could have spoke up. This is in no way a threat…if karma was fair…each of you who knew and didn’t speak up…should have the privilege of a murdered family member without justice. How do you think the Nimmo family feels? His son was traumatized and overwhelmed And Commited Suicide….let me say that again.. SUICIDE….a young member, his son, is Now Dead because No One Spoke UP…to help this family have closure. How Do You Sleep at Night ??? How many sociopaths do we have walking around Adel? Well, at least all these people. I know I came across mad and harsh. I wasn’t there…But I Love this Family. No One deserves this outcome. So Shame on those of you, who let this slide. You are as responsible for this child dying, as the women who ran Gregg down. I grieve for this family and will for the rest of my life on this Earth. Can you even imagine…how these secrets have corroded Your Soul?? Oh, by the way, (It Is Never To Late To Do The Right Thing.) Have a Good Life. P.S. The Nimmo Family members got up that day with no idea, Gregg would be murdered Another day, not long after, the Family had No idea that the unthinkable would/could occur……that would be, when Gregg”s son, Committed SUICIDE. Please help this family find Closure and Peace. Please, I beg of You, Give the Authorities what they need to solve this case. Sincerely , me

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