Dallas County in Iowa

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 headstoneHomicide
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.

 

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